- Briony is out by the island temple slashing nettles. She's done being a playwright, and decides she will become the greatest slasher of nettles in the world.
- Needless to say, the story becomes pretty involved in Briony's imaginative head.
- Leon drives by, but she doesn't go to greet him. She's too busy being an internationally recognized nettle slasher.
- She stops daydreaming and feels disappointed in her own insignificance, so she decides to sit by the bridge until something significant happens to her.