- The wicked grin lit the faces of my family and I knew what was coming. We had found the first family to escape this place. Arnold and his Brothers would not be slaves to the women once we were done with them.
- We wanted Arnold's family to be ready for the world beyond the mountains. We spent the next moon surreptitiously passing them information. I was restless and anxious the whole time we trained the men to leave. The root became a constant in my diet. Damien even went to the trouble of having the fizzy drink made again. I took it twice a day as I had before and it controlled the constant rolling in my stomach.
- The decision about how and when to leave would be made by Hannah's Elder Women and the orders left for us on the pad Kennedy had given me. Hannah would send us the messages pertinent to this escape. I cringed the day she sent the instructions and the plan.