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Gene leaves to visit Leper at his home in Vermont, remembering how similar this journey is to the journeys he would make a year later after graduating from the Devon School and enlisting in the Navy. There he would make many long trips from one base to another while being continuously retrained for new weapons although he would never see the war itself. He would remain stationed in the United States. He mentions the atomic bomb detonation in Japan, which seems later to have saved their lives by ending the war at last. While walking towards Leper's home after a long bus ride through Vermont, there is something encouraging about the weather. Check out Chapter 10!