The chapter opens with the narrator complaining about the lack of smoke in the house. He complains that his sister, Shu-Sakura, is too easy with the housework. He asks his sister if she would like to cook some sweet potatoes, and she says yes. The narrator complains about the difficulty of starting a bonfire, since it is an outdoor activity, and he complains that he once went camping with his parents, but the storm blew the tent away. He is glad that there are many recipes to eat in the autumn, because he wants to learn more about cooking. He says that he likes to eat red and blue eggs, and that the fried eggs are "perfectly cooked" . He tells his sister that he prefers runny eggs, but he says that his heat is too strong, so he doesn't like to set them in the kitchens. He also complains about how he gets sleepy when it is cool and comfortable in the afternoon. The nurse is very nice, and the narrator tells her that she is getting good grades, but she is not really that serious. She tells the narrator that they should go home and take a nap, since they only live a few minutes away. She says that if they go home, they might get kicked out of school, because they don't take the remedial classes that are supposed to be taken.