Today a child (8) appeared in the library with a conch shell, as you do. I don't think it was a Lord of the Flies reference, but you never can tell. Anyway, she told me to listen to it, so I did.
"I can hear the sea," I told her dutifully, or something to that effect, "can you?"
"I'm scared of it," she responded, "there are voices in there saying they're going to kill me. It's evil."
And then she sat down to eat a kit kat.