David, Petra, and Rosalind continue on their escape. They now believe Sally and Katherine may be already dead. Michael, still in Waknuk, warns David, Rosalind, and Petra that there is a search party following their trail. Petra continues to communicate with the Sealand woman and finds out that everyone in Sealand can communicate telepathically. As they continue to get farther from Waknuk the land around becomes more wild, and David reckons that they have made it to the Fringes. At the end of the chapter, something falls out of the trees and hits David.