None of the boys sees the explosions and flashes in the clouds because the twins Sam and Eric, who were supposed to watch the signal fire, have fallen asleep.
They rush back to the camp, wake Ralph, and tell him what they have seen.
Ralph immediately calls for a meeting, at which the twins reiterate their claim that a monster assaulted them.
Johansen gently explains to her daughter that there is no sugar and there will be none until the war ends and the soldiers leave. Kirsti wants to hear about kings and queens, but she falls asleep as soon as Annemarie begins.
Lise had died in an accident two weeks before she was to marry Peter Neilsen. Peter has not married anyone, and has become serious despite his youth. Annemarie thinks about how her father has changed, too.
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