Chapter 498: Making a Water Wheel (1)
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Bluepool hammered, making the hole in the ice bigger. “Why isn’t the deepwater warm? The lake must be too small. Do you think I should punch through the soil on top of the water?”
“I don’t think so. If you make the lake bigger, more water will be exposed to the cold air and freeze.”
Bai Qingqing seriously analyzed the situation before continuing, “Any bit of warmth in the water right now is residual heat from the hot season. If you punch through the ground, all the heat in the water will be lost. I don’t know if the water will freeze, but it will definitely become colder.”
Bluepool suddenly came to an understanding and patted his chest in fear.
“Thank goodness I have you. What should I do now? The surface of the water froze while I slept, and I haven’t even slept well today. I got woken up by the cold.” Bluepool lay on the ice and said worriedly, “There’s no more fish too, and I had to dig through the mud for food. Am I going to die of hunger?”
He would become the laughing stock of the merfolk. They dominated the sea. He would become infamous if word got out that he died of hunger in the water.
“Food isn’t an issue. There are many pieces of meat hung on the trees. They’re the smoked meat we use to trade with you guys every year.”
Bluepool replied, “Those aren’t mine, anyway.”
Bai Qingqing rolled her eyes at him. “Since you followed me outside, I have to make sure you’re taken care of. Didn’t you tell me to take responsibility for this?”
Stunned, Bluepool looked down and stared at the lake. His magnificent features were reflected in the crystal-clear water. The small smile that graced his pale lips was so stunning that all the female fishes in the water couldn’t keep their legs together.
Bai Qingqing pulled out a handful of wilted grass from the snow and used it as a toothbrush to clean her teeth, staring at the water in deep thought as she did so.
How were they going to prevent the water from freezing?
She couldn’t help but think back to her knowledge of physics. If there are impurities in water, its freezing point will be lower.
But she couldn’t throw salt into the lake, either.
Bluepool smiled and looked at her as his tail swished back and forth, creating ripples in the water.
His gaze gradually became so infatuated that Bai Qingqing snapped out of her thoughts because he was staring at her.
As Bai Qingqing looked at the ripples in the water and Bluepool’s moving tail, she suddenly had an idea.
Ah, I can prevent the water from freezing through movement.
That means the water has to move. Move, move…
“A water wheel!” Bai Qingqing suddenly exclaimed.
Bluepool stepped backward in shock and crashed into the edge of the ice, causing another large piece of ice to fall into the water with a splash.
“A water what?” Bluepool asked in confusion. “Are you okay?”
“Hahahahaha!” Bai Qingqing laughed. She spat out the water in her mouth, then quickly rinsed her mouth and washed her face before saying to Bluepool, “I have an idea. I’ll be right back with a surprise for you.”
“What?” Confusion was written all over Bluepool’s face as he watched Bai Qingqing run far away.
What does this weirdo want to do this time? Land females are so hard to read.
Parker could hear Bai Qingqing’s laughter from a mile away. He couldn’t help but laugh too as he walked out with a bowl of food.
It was windy outside. When Bai Qingqing returned, the temperature of the food was just right.
She stopped by the fire and anxiously said to Parker as she panted, “Parker, help me with something.”
“What do you need help with? Eat the meat first.” Parker pulled Bai Qingqing towards him and had her sit down beside him before bringing the food towards her.
Bai Qingqing took the food and put it aside. She said as she continued panting, “I need to make a water wheel out of wood that can move. We don’t have anything to do. anyway. Let’s give it a go.”
She initially just wanted to help Bluepool, but the moment she thought about a water wheel, her interest was piqued.