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He promptly sorted the books into two piles – those with authors (fiction) and those with numbers (non-fiction).
He looked at the card catalog numbers on the non-fiction books, and put the book with the smallest numbers first and the largest numbers at the end of our imaginary shelf.
He alphabetized the fiction books by the first (and sometimes second) letter of the author’s last name.
“Which number is smaller: 145 or 110?” That was easy for him.
Maybe he’s a future librarian.