Back to a series of second-rate motels, now a little more developed and hotel-like.
Humbert begins reflecting on what he calls "McFate," thinking about all of the elements that converged to bring him where he is.
He begins suspecting that Lolita is communicating with someone as she often disappears for short periods, excusing herself to use the toilet.
Lolita has become moodier, often changing her mind about their destination and wanting to lie about and read magazines all day.
One day, returning from the market, Humbert gets a strange feeling as he approaches their cabin. Lolita, who refused to get out bed before, is now completely dressed. She was up to something while he was out. She has a strange glow.