In the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o'clock, time to get up, time to get up,seven o 'clock!
A falling tree bough crashed through the kitchen window. Cleaning solvent, bottled,shattered over the stove. The room was ablaze in an instant!
The crash. The attic smashing into kitchen and parlour. The parlour into cellar, cellar into sub-cellar.Deep freeze, armchair, film tapes, circuits, beds, and all like skeletons thrown in a cluttered mounddeep under.
"Today is August 5, 2026, today is August 5, 2026, today is..."
The dog was gone.In the cellar, the incinerator glowed suddenly and a whirl ofsparks leaped up the chimney