Mattie wakes up and sets off for the stream, followed by Grandfather's annoying parrot, King George.
On her walk, she contemplates what to do, beating herself up for not being stronger. King George squawks and flutters about her head.
At the stream, Mattie bathes and then turns her attention to food. More berries? No. Fish. She takes off her petticoat and fashions it into a net. With the unwieldy petticoat and King George fluttering above her head, though, she eventually crashes into the water. Not the best method for catching fish.
Mattie returns to Grandfather fishless, but with water. Though the heat is sweltering, he's somehow cold and shivering. Not a good sign.
Grandfather sends Mattie to find food and blankets from a farm. The first farmer she meets with shoos her away from his farmhouse, afraid that she has the fever.
Fortunately for Mattie, she finds a pear tree and picks the fruit to take back to Grandfather. Breakfast at last!
On the way back, Mattie starts feeling the heat and her hunger. And then her teeth start clattering together. And then all goes dark.