Geography lesson 3

Geography
Of what is the earth composed?
Land and water.
What is land?
It is or has been rock.
Is it solid rock?
It is solid in ledges, cliffs, and mountains.
What is the land in the valleys?
It is rock ground up or decayed, making sand, clay, black soil, etc.
Is there as much land as water?
No.
How much land is there?
One-fourth of the whole surface.
How much water?
Three-fourths of the whole surface.
cultivate
To prepare and work on (land) in order to raise crops; till.
decay
To become decomposed; rot:

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