The next morning, the Governess wakes up in the middle of the night. She's not sure what's going on, but she's pretty sure it's a bad dream. The Governess tells her husband that her father has just died, and she wants him to come back and help the country. He doesn't want to go back to the way things were before his dad died, so he wants her to hold him close so that he can live out his last days in peace. He leaves a message for her and for him, saying that he'll be back soon, but that he wants to make sure that everyone in the country knows about his father's death so that they don't have to worry about him anymore. He wants to be able to run away from the country, but he can't because the government has covered him up with a blanket. He's worried that the government won't listen to his pleas for help, and that they'll just continue to do what they've always done.