The chapter exists in a not completely linear flashback. Jeanette describes a typical childhood Sunday chronologically, but jumps around without clear linkages to discuss her adoption or memories of her town, such as with the gypsy. The movement of the narrative seems to follow the stream of the narrator's consciousness as she remembers. Among the narrator's remembrances, there suddenly appears the fable about the princess and the hunchback. This story seems unrelated to Jeanette's world. It is the first of many mythical fantasies in the novel that will ultimately comment upon the shifty nature of narrative itself. A careful analysis of the princess/hunchback story reveals that it is actually a mythic retelling of what happens in Jeanette's world. The princess is so sensitive that she cannot function, but after the hunchback gives the princess something to occupy her hours the princess forgets her pain. Likewise, Jeanette finds something to save her from distress at a young age: her mother's religion. Winterson takes pains to show Jeanette's attachment to her home and its beliefs in this first chapter. Winterson's tone occasionally smiles at the mother's eclecticism, but it also openly depicts Jeanette's uncynical love for her mother. Jeanette feels snug and content at the age of seven in her home and is very open and attached to her mother without being judgmental. This chapter demonstrates Jeanette's admiration and love for her family—an emotion that will change and unravel in the later chapters.