Denver picks up his narration. At first, Denver thinks the noise is just an animal or maybe a vagrant living in the house. But the subsequent terror he experiences convinces Denver that whatever it was, it was not a person. It was monstrous. Denver recalls that he used to see strange things like that on the plantation, and believes it might be related to Auntie, who Denver now thinks was some sort of mystic. Once, on a cloudless day when he was a boy, Auntie told him she could create rain and had performed a ritual that caused a single raincloud to appear above their house briefly downpour, frightening Denver.
While the supernatural occurrences in Denver’s current life bring him joy, peace, and comfort, the occurrences from his old life only brought him fear, thus marking a stark transition between the world he once belonged to and the world he now inhabits.