1. Early in the morning there is a smear of something white -- potato starch, or spilt milk -- on the worktop. But when I try to wipe it off, it turns out to be sunlight creeping round to the dark side of the house.
2. Hearing the steam engine working faster to pull us up a hill.
3. He reaches up and hands the cake back to his mother. She says: 'Lovely: you've licked off the jam, and that's it?'