But the lapping water-over-her-toes helps Hattie to understand that because she's been a very sad and frightened little girl in a too hard world, she had to become hard too, so that the awful pain would go away. The lapping-water-over-her-toes helps Hattie to make the shift from cruel to kind. In the end, Hattie builds a bridge to the warm and cosy world across the water.
- Publisher: Speechmark Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (17 Jan 2001)
- ISBN-10:: 0863884970
- ISBN-13:: 978-0863884979