the trees a shade of orange,
the birds roared ma, they roared!
and the lion was killed."
She rattles her nightmares to her mother, while stammering along the way.
Basically, "Don't worry, read for a bit and go to sleep.
I'm getting you some water, drink up, and don't stay up too late
- you've got school tomorrow."
is all that she said.
"But ma," said she, the knowledge child ,
"what if this dream has some deeper meani-"
"What nonsense, you're just 14, you're a paranoid kid, it'll be fine"
"a phase", that's what the relatives called it.