| Chapter 7, Scene 1 |
In a Machine's Words (summary)
The pair then head inside a building, where Margaret (Oscar's wife) and Luke (Oscar's youngest son) are getting ready to eat. Before eating the family says grace, with the exception of Phillip. Angry at his lack of faith, Oscar argues with him, though Phillip heads off.
Settling back down things seem to have quietened when a call is made that rotters (a term the group use for the undead) have been spotted. Telling his wife to take Luke upstairs, Oscar then tells Phillip to get the guns.
The scene then shows Cross, who informs Andrius that they have reached Hammerston Harbour and that there is a boat there. Pleased Andrius also notes that the humans nearby should provide fine sustenance for their journey.