A segment of Chapter Two...(MG HF)
“Come on Luv.” Mummy took Gina’s hand and I followed them into our house.
“Oh dear, what a mess! That Mister Hitler is a horrid man. You stay in the sitting room whilst I clean up the broken glass.”
We stood and watch Mummy sweep up all the shards of glass and dust of the furniture. Gina held Dolly. Dolly was special to Gina, she was her only doll. Grandma knitted her and gave her to Gina for her last birthday. Dolly was filthy.
“Can we give Dolly a bath?” Gina looked up at me with sad eyes.
“That sounds like a smashing idea.” Gina and I took Dolly to the kitchen sink and turned the water on. A little trickle of brown water came out of the tap. “Mummy, there’s something wrong with the tap. Only brown water is coming out.”
“The bombs must have broken a pipe. It’ll be alright, we just have to make do. At least we still have a house.” Mummy shook her head and gazed out of what once was our kitchen window.
Knock, Knock, Knock
“Come in,” Mummy called out. Mrs. Haskell and her two boys Bill and Alexander came in. They had gathered all they could from what was left of their home. Mrs. Haskell was weeping.
“How shall we ever live?” she asked. “Our house and a meager pension was all I had. James barely left us enough to survive on without all of this.”
Mummy walked over to Mrs. Haskell and put her arms around her shoulders. “Mary, it’ll be alright. You and the boys can stay with us until the war is over. We’ll figure out what to do after that. Don’t worry yourself, Deary.”
“Ta, Janet. What we do without you?”
What do you think? How's the dialogue? Is the Knock Knock Knock distruptive?
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