“It is not safe outside. Stay put here …” there was urgency in her voice. I knew what was coming.
“What makes you think so?”
“Look there”, she pointed towards the open key hole in the door. The door had certainly seen better days.
“I see the blue expanse of the sea….”
“Shhh…. The giant whale is about to swallow the ship. And then it will come in with gushing jets of water…”
“Who said that? And when?” I was trying hard to break her schizophrenic pattern of thinking.
She was already on the floor, flapping her limbs to swim.