"Whew!" said Russ Bunker, looking out into the driving rain. "Whew!" repeated Rose, standing beside him. "Whew!" said Vi, and "Whew!" echoed Laddie, while Margy added "Whew!" "W'ew!" lisped Mun Bun last of all, standing on tiptoe to see over the high windowsill. Mun Bun could not quite say the letter "h"; that is why he said "W'ew!" Such a September rain the six little Bunkers had never seen before, for the very good reason that they had never before been at the seashore during what Daddy Bunker and Captain Ben called "the September equinox." "That is an awful funny word, anyway," Rose Bunker said. "What's funny?" Violet asked. "Can I make a riddle out of it?" added Laddie. "It is a riddle," replied Rose, quite confidently. "For 'equinox' is just a rain and wind storm."