In this chapter, Frieda is carrying a file with the words ‘Restricted’, which she had stolen from Colonel Lewis’s briefcase (Brook 218). She takes the files to Albert at the Peterson’s house where she finds him dancing to a phonograph. Albert and Frieda have sex and later, Frieda requests that Albert puts the '88' mark on her forearm (Brook 223). Albert promises to reveal his plan to Frieda in due time.
It is Christmas Eve and Racheal, Edmond, Lubert, Richard, Heike, and Frieda are gathered around the Ace Pathescope watching Mickey Mouse’ Haunted House. At last, the house seems happy and people seem to be interacting and warming to each other. After the film, Richard, Edmund, Frieda, and Heike retire to bed, leaving Racheal and Lubert behind. The two share a drink and an intimate kiss. To maintain their privacy, Lubert instructs Racheal to meet him in his room. Racheal agrees and this leads to a sexual encounter (Brook 227-232). Lewis, on the other hand, is continuing with the demolitions. Although he is acting according to his commanders’ orders, he feels sorry for the Germans. The Russians have indicated that for them to supply Germans with bread, German factories must be demolished. After the demolition, Lewis, Ursula, and the three delegates from the Inter-Allied Reparations decide to stop at a small hotel before going to bed (Brook 233). The men and Ursula end up playing a game of what each one would be doing if the war had not occurred. The game ends up triggering suppressed emotions, which Lewis had refrained from revealing after Michael’s death.