The author uses this chapter to show the ministers’ strategy of hindering Lewis’ efforts to unite the Germans and British. Because of his sympathy towards the locals and his efforts to encourage people to fraternize with Germans, Lewis is given a new post at Heligoland, far from Hamburg. While he is focusing on his duties, Lubert is also questioning Lewis’ priorities concerning his wife and son. Although Lubert admires and respects Lewis, he feels that Lewis is either clueless or blind to realize that his wife needs his company, understanding, and most importantly, his love. Through Racheal's lack of affection towards Lewis, Brook seems to suggest betrayal is about to start.