In this chapter, the young narrator explains that he has had an accident and decides to have a baby. He wants to be able to stand up, so he asks the baby to show him that he can stand up. He also wants to know if the baby's identity is that of his father. The baby is the name of his grandfather, who was killed in a car accident. The narrator decides to investigate the accident, but he is paralyzed from the waist down. If he and his father were both dead, everyone else in the family would have the right to rule. This is modern times, the narrator says, and people are greedy. People are always fighting for power, he says. When the narrator realizes that the baby is his father's, he decides to put himself in a luxurious hotel, a thrilling video game world, and a buffet restaurant.