This chapter starts with a reflection on a story about Westover’s grandfather which she was told when she was still young. The story was about, “Grandpa-down-the-hill and how he got the dent above his right temple” (Westover 216). According to the story, Grandpa-down-the-hill was riding a horse when he was still young. The horse must have glimpsed something slithering in the weeds and, therefore, threw the grandfather off her back. From the fall, a disc caved into his forehead, forcing his brains out. The grandfather was put on bed rest to recuperate from the injury. Westover remembers her grandfather unconsciously saying that after being thrown off by the horse, he heard some voices, including that of grandfather Lott, the father of Grandma-down-the-hill, who had died ten years ago. Lott was telling him that he (grandpa-down-the-hill) was in trouble and needed to be assisted. This demonstrated to the grandfather how ancestors were helpful.