At first Carol wondered why it was so silent, but now that she knew that she was dying, it explained a lot. How did she know death was beating at her door, well she had heard the nurse saying so. That explained why her family looked glum.
Carol smiled as memories flashed across her mind, starting with going to the circus at Blackpool. She saw Mandrake, he had ensure that her dream came true, when he deposited her at Dereks feet. Carol thought a lot about Mandrake, she hoped his shop was waiting for her on the other side.