Fenoglio goes through a bunch of drafts, trying to get the new version of the Shadow exactly right.
Chow time. Mortola brings food for Meggie, as well as a white dress for her to wear to the ceremony. It has tight sleeves, but Meggie manages to conceal the sheet that Fenoglio's written on in one of them anyway.
Meggie is super nervous, and Fenoglio keeps trying to cheer her up, until finally Mortola comes to lead Meggie to the execution.