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That night, Homily and Pod talk for hours while Arrietty is in bed.
Homily suddenly decides that they might be "seen" at any minute by a human. And of course she does not want to be caught with her curlers in her hair, so she decides to put them in right then and there.
Poor tired Homily.
And it only gets worse. Homily has that old familiar feeling…
Suddenly, the roof lifts off their house.
It's the boy. Dun dun dun.
Homily screams, and Pod slaps her on the back. (Come on, Pod, that wasn't called for.)
The poor woman is scared, embarrassed, and beyond mad.
Erupting in anger, Mrs. Clock screams for the boy to put the roof back on their house.
But then something interesting happens.
The boy has brought a gift: a beautiful doll's house dresser with cabinets below… and Homily likes it (the woman does have taste).
And she wants more.
The boy tells them he'll bring them lots of furniture and carpets and cooking pans and even a birdcage from the dollhouse, if the borrower family would like it.