Eventually Salma found the answer in a closet. Plane models, wound up to propel themselves along the track built into the ceiling. One of them came with a similar magnet, where she could push it along the ceiling with the repulsion. Salma set all of them up above, finding where each of them fit and staring in wonder.
Then, without her having to do anything, the planes began to move. The cottage pushed them along. Salma watched, enthralled in the mini display.
He must have liked aeroplanes, her grandfather. No one had told her. It was amazing and such a shame she had never known.
There was a collection by Bulawaye on the smaller shelf, the books all a part of the same collection, completely level to each other. They were in various level of wear, obviously not all bought at the same time. Similar covers, but spines so varied she wondered if they were really bought at such different times or if her grandfather liked some more than others.