"The stars were shining brightly. How wonderful it would be to sit in a carriage and have it take her far away, to someplace without these strange beings who terrified her!"
"Involuntarily, she put her right hand to her ear as if to check that her earrings were in place. Both were gone."
"Valerie flung herself into bed and clamped her fists over her ears to block out the sounds of the vanishing night."
"She was so exhausted she didn't have the strength to undress. She lay down and fell into a deep sleep."
Shake your earrings over my head
Lay down your dreams on my pillow