Question: What does the author notice one Sunday afternoon? What is her mother’s reaction? What does she do?
Answer: One Sunday afternoon, while the author was sitting and doing her homework at the dining table, she smelled something strange and noticed smoke pouring in through the seams of the ceiling and began filling the room at great speed, and everything was engulfed in smoke, barring normal vision. The family got out on to the front yard. Her mother ran out with a small box that was full of important documents. She ran back again, probably to rescue the pictures of her dead husband. As for the author, she ran to the neighbour’s house to request them to call for the fire department.