7.09 a.m. Ellie is on an ice floe, her
arm around the neck of a polar bear. Her parents are floating away
on another floe. She tries calling out to them, but is unable to
make a sound. She is terrified. She holds the bear closer to
herself. The creature turns to her and
7.10 Its voice is
that of the DJ on the station to which her radio alarm is set. She
lies still in bed, looking around her bedroom, relishing the place
and things she knows that bring
mother is using the hair dryer. Ellie fumes silently, 'Why couldn't she just
rub her hair with a towel, instead of wasting energy? How stupid can
you get? But try reasoning with them!'
7.19 Ellie does not flush
the toilet. 'Why won't they have a water meter put in?
Then they'd think twice.'
7.23 She looks at herself
in the bathroom mirror and decides: 'I look like Mum. I am ugly. I
shall live all my life on my own - in a flat with solar panels and a