In this snippet a character holds back on their reaction to some news, and then they act.
The holding back creates suspense, and the final action creates a release; like pressure builds up behind a dam and then it bursts.
This is a Highlighting exercise - please apply these tags to this snippet.
My mother heard me out in silence. She asked no questions. She just let me talk, and when I had finished, she said to our nurse, 'You get them into bed, Nanny. I'm going out.'
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