With MartinKettle: boils.
Martin: from kitchen where he is scavenging bread. Were you making me a cup of tea?
Penni: Yes, I was! Do you want to finish the job?
Martin: Most of the work is yet to be done.
Penni: I boiled the kettle. I had the vision.
Martin: You're a big picture person. Big picture.
'I don't like him,' Una says (about her friend's mother's boyfriend). 'He looks weird.'
'Have you met him?' I ask.
'I've only seen a photo of him. B showed me a photo on her mum's phone.'
I have a premonition. I ask casually, 'Was he wearing a hat?'
'No,' Una says. She thinks about this for a moment and goes on, her voice clear as a bell, 'But I haven't seen a picture of him with clothes on. He was naked.'
'Oh.' The atmosphere thickens, well for me it does. Una seems oblivious. 'Was he going swimming?' I ask.
She shakes her head no.
'Was he about to get in the bath?'
Una puts a biscuit in her mouth and nods. All wide eyed innocence.