Four-cycle engine with mice by Richard Scarry

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The entire figure of the ocean-going ship occupied two facing pages, 56 and 57. The engine shown above occupied the lower right portion of the figure, entirely on page 57. Caption material was placed at various points on the pages. The operative ones for the engine are:

Captain Salty lets the engineer in the engine room know
when he wants the ship to go fast 
-or go slow 
-or stop. 

The engine turns the propeller. 
This makes the ship move through the water. 

The context includes a cutaway drawing of the entire ship, full of mice and rabbit passengers and crew, plus one hard-to-find worm, wearing his shoe.

Scarry, R. (1976). Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? New York: Random House.

The books of Richard McClure Scarry (5 Jun 1919 - 30 Apr 1994) are an absolute delight, for children and adults alike. They are informative too. The figure above is an accurate explanation of the four portions of the cycle of a four cycle engine: intake of the fuel mixture; compresion; combustion that drives the piston down and the final exhaust stage. (RPF)

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