Water Is for Washing

Publication date:1947.11
Genre:Science fiction short story
Preceded by:Jerry Was a Man
Followed by:Space Cadet
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“Water is for Washing” is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in “Argosy” November 1947.

Exposition

Traveling businessman who had picked up two chance‐encountered children and a vagrant while driving frantically to higher ground, and the dramatic arc centers on the efforts of the men to survive and save the youngsters from drowning.