Ben Day—January 2, 1985 10:23 p.m.
- Trey drives Diondra and Ben out to a cow field. They park and do something Trey calls "Devil rush" (27.9)—it's a packet of powder they snort.
- The powder is "like battery acid for your brain" (27.17), and it prepares Ben for what they're about to do—murder a bull.
- Diondra stabs a bull in the neck with a knife, then tells Ben to finish it off.
- Ben takes an axe and chops the bull to pieces, getting angrier with each swing.
- "Now he knew how the violence felt, and he wanted more" (27.66). Us? We'll never look at a hamburger the same way.