Norman describes his disciplined upbringing, during which he learned how to fly fish and write. Norman explains the challenges he experienced while learning to write: Reverend Maclean pushed him to be concise and express the same sentiment in significantly fewer words.
At Jacob's request, his father tells him a story about peculiar children. He describes in detail where the children live, their special powers, and why they are forced to stay in the house: they're hiding from something.
The MythBusters analyze the results of their "talking to plants" experiment with bush peas. While they cannot come to a reliable conclusion due to the small sample size used, they find that exposing plants to any form of sound, whether positive or negative, helps them grow better.