Roja is sad. Amma is going to work.
“I will be back before bedtime, kannamma,” says Amma.
“But at what time?” asks Roja.
“At exactly 9 o’clock tonight,” replies Amma.
Tick tock! Tick tock! It is 6 o’clock in the morning.
“I want Amma to give me milk. Not you!” says Roja to Appa.
Tick tock! Tick tock! It is 8 o’clock in the morning.