At school Grant gets ready for the terrible afternoon.
He remembers being a kid and playing in the yard, and thinks about all his schoolmates who have gone to cities or are dead.
When the kids come back from lunch Grant has them all kneel down and pray silently.
He goes outside and walks, wondering why he isn't with Jefferson, why he isn't with his students.
He sits under a pecan tree in Pichot's yard, and waits.
Grant notices a butterfly land on a little hill and takes that as a sign that it is over.
He walks back, toward the church. Just before he gets there Paul pulls up in a car, and gives Grant Jefferson's notebook.
Relieving the children's knees, he tells them they can get up and heads outside again to talk to Paul.
Paul tells Grant that it went as well as it could have, and that Jefferson was the strongest one in the room. His last words were "Tell Nannan (his godmother) I walked." Paul couldn't watch after they covered his face, but he heard the jolts of electricity.
Deputy Paul tells Grant that he's a great teacher; Grant says that's impossible because you have to believe to be a teacher.
The two men shake hands. Paul heads back to Bayonne, and Grant goes into the school.
When he gets back in he faces his students, crying.
Huh. That's exactly what we're doing right now. Wait, no: onions. We're chopping onions. Does anyone have any Kleenex?