The narrator tells us that the fox's soul is in his blood, so he should inherit it. But in order to do so, he says, he has to rebuild his body. The narrator says that he can use the magic of the taoist to help him. He says that his bones won't break and that he'll be strong enough to avenge the deaths of his ancestors. He tells the fox that it's his fault for not helping them. The fox says that if he hadn't helped them, he wouldn't have been able to inherit their soul. He promises to support the fox in his fight against the demon. The tail says that the only way he's going to do that is to drag the demon out of the room and force it to confess its sins. He'll do that if the tail doesn't leave his room for three days.