4600. He began to look at his wristwatch again, but it was no use, he was unable to drag his mind and his eyes from the strange dark spot on the plane wing. He imagined he could simply ask about it, but he knew that the answer would be something obvious and silly and he would be made to feel stupid.
4601. Admit it, how many times in your life have you found that you would prefer death to the prospect of appearing to be foolish?
4602. Since he was unwilling to ask about the dark spot on the wing, because of the reason mentioned above, he fell to analyzing the problem using his limited knowledge of time, space, and the physics of heat. But since Coromo knew very little about the physics of heat, he did not get very far.
4603. "The plane is going very fast so there must be a tremendous wind blowing past the engine and between the engine and the wing, cooling the thing off," he thought to himself. He looked very intently at the wing and for the life of him he could not imagine that there could be even the slightest breeze outside his window.