The narrator is in the city and is asked to help a young man named jonah in his room. He is very excited to see the young girl, who he thinks is the niece of the director of the short film he directed at the beginning of the year. The young girl tells the narrator that her uncle recommended her to the director, Charles, because he thought she was "great" . The narrator tells the girl that he saw her performance in the film "mad dog" and that she was quite good. He tells her that she is comparing herself to "geniuses" like Charles and Dante, and that if she keeps doing so, she will think herself lacking. He asks her if Charles has a girlfriend, and she says that he does not have one. She tells him that she does not deserve him, because "everyone has potential" , and he pushes her away.