Gram, Gramps, and Sal spend the night in a hotel with… waterbeds! Sal dreams she is floating down a river with her mother.
The next day, Sal dives right back in to her story about Phoebe.
Phoebe finds another message on the doorstep: "you can't keep the birds of happiness from flying overhead, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair."
At school, Phoebe is spinning lots of yarns about her mother and where her mother is.
Ben gives a report about Prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans. To punish him, Zeus chained him to a rock to have his liver pecked out by birds forevermore. Zeus, it turns out, also sent a troublesome woman, Pandora, to stir things up among the humans.
That night, Sal has dinner at the Finneys, and her dad has dinner with Mrs. Cadaver.