Back home, Mortenson arrives at his house to see a car in the driveway with a license plate that reads "BABY CATCHER" (14.1) which means that Montana must have the longest custom license plates in the country.
It's the midwife, and Tara soon gives birth to Amira Eliana Mortenson.
Mortenson later tells Hoerni about his kidnapping. Hoerni doesn't think a kidnapping should have stopped him, though—he wants to see the school before he dies, and he might be dying soon.
Mortenson returns to Korphe that fall, and Haji Ali chastises him for traveling in Pakistan alone, when Mortenson tells him of the kidnapping.
Haji Ali tells Mortenson to let him pick the sites of future schools from now on.
While the school is being constructed, one of the village people's wives (none of these Village People) is sick after childbirth.
They let Mortenson tend to her, even though men aren't supposed to touch the women, and Mortenson fishes her decomposing placenta out. She lives.
Finally, on December 10, 1996, the Korphe school is complete. Yay.
Back in the States, Mortenson, along with Tara and the baby, drive to see Hoerni at the Blaine County Medical Center.
They put up a photo of the school in his hospital room.
Hoerni dies in January 1997, and Mortenson gives a eulogy at his funeral. Sniffle sniffle.