This chapter's epigraph comes from a line in the play's first chapter, in which a young dragon tells his master that he cannot retreat because he cannot fight back against the monster's attack. The young dragon says, "I cannot retreat!" He tells his companions to scratch at the young master's head and focus their attack on him. The three of them finish the young dragon, who fights like a man lost his mind. He tells them to fight even if the fight means death.