There will be come soft rains, Period 4

Updated: 8/31/2021
There will be come soft rains, Period 4

Storyboard Text

  • August 4, 2026
  • Tick-Tick, seven'o clock,time to get up
  • Today is August 4, 2026
  • A never caught ball
  • The Whining dog
  • "In the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o'clock, time to get up, time to get up,seven o 'clock! as if it were afraid that nobody would. The morning house lay empty. The clockticked on, repeating and repeating its sounds into the emptiness. Seven-nine, breakfast time, seven-nine."
  • The Child's playroom
  • "A small boy, hands flung into the air; higher up, the image of a thrown ball, andopposite him a girl, hands raised to catch a ball which never came down."
  • The magically manipulated kitchen
  • "A dog whined, shivering, on the front porch."
  • A house that blazes on fire
  • "Animals took shape: yellow giraffes, blue lions, pink antelopes, lilac panthers cavorting in crystalsubstance. The walls were glass."
  • "Six, seven, eight o'clock. The dinner dishes manipulated like magic tricks, and in the study a click.In the metal stand opposite the hearth where a fire now blazed up warmly, a cigar popped out, halfan inch of soft gray ash on it, smoking, waiting."
  • "Fire!" screamed a voice. The house lights flashed, water pumps shot water from the ceilings. Butthe solvent spread on the linoleum, licking, eating, under the kitchen door, while the voices took itup in chorus: "Fire, fire, fire!"