1) "'Is that the clock striking 12?' Cinderella exclaimed. 'Dear me, I shall be late.'" This, as he says, is "a combination of direct or quoted speech and a narrator's description". 2) "Cinderella asked if the clock was striking 12 and expressed a fear that she would be late." This is reported or indirect speech, "in which the same information is conveyed but the individuality of the character's voice is suppressed by the narrator's". 3) "Was that the clock striking 12? She would be late." This is the free indirect style, in which "Cinderella's concern is now a silent, private thought, expressed in her own words, to which we are given access without the overt mediation of a narrator... The effect is to locate the narrative in Cinderella's own consciousness."