The narrator is now writing on sheet music for flute and piano.
The narrator titles the next section "Wartime Administrative Formalities."
The narrator picks up the thread of Maddie's story in the summer of 1942, when the SOE starts grooming Maddie—though Maddie didn't know it at the time.
Maddie is being trained to fly at night and to fly while people parachute out—twice the narrator does a practice jump from Maddie's plane, but they aren't allowed to speak to each other.
After a rough landing at an RAF Special Duties Airfield, Maddie is asked to meet with someone.
It turns out to be the same English intelligence officer—the Bloody Machiavellian English Intelligence Officer playing God—who recruited the narrator. Maddie is told she'll be doing air taxi work: picking up and dropping off in secret, at night, and so on.
After Maddie agreed, the BMEIOPG (as we like to call him for short) tells her to tell her co-pilot he'd merely found her clothing ration coupons—and then he produces her clothing ration coupons, which freaks Maddie out.
The narrator has to stop here because she's crying so hard.