In this chapter, the students of class 1 discuss their plans to celebrate the winter solstice by making "pot-stickers" , a type of pastry. They're invited to a fancy restaurant, where they'll have to wait in line for two hours just to get a slice of cake. The students are bummed that they can't make their own wrappers, but they're happy that they have a place to eat, since they've been invited to the fancy restaurant. The other students, however, aren't so happy about the fact that they don't get to eat their own food, since the restaurant's pastry isn't as fancy as the students' own. They wonder why they'd be invited to such an expensive restaurant, since it's such a low-class affair. They also wonder why there's so much gossip about their class, since there are so few people in their class. The two students agree that there are two loyal members of their class left, and that the country is no longer maintained by the government. They decide to continue the conversation, and everyone is invited to join them.