He emptied the cistern, and cleansed it, with plentiful washings.
He said, no; said the cistern was awful low and 'twould use up all the water.
To prove she was wrong he went and pried the cistern cover off to look, and fell in.
He forced open some of the packing-cases which were piled near the cistern.
We know the exact geography even of the larder and the cistern.