Tillie, a precocious and talented young adolescent girl growing up in
Start: Today I saw it. Behind the glass a white cloud began to form. He placed a small piece of metal in the center of the chamber and we waited until I saw the first one-- a trace of smoke that came from nowhere and then disappeared.
End: And no one could stop the fountain. It would go on for millions of years-- on and on, this fountain from eternity.
For full, extended monologue see:
Zindel, Paul, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Harper Trophy, 2005, pp 23-24.