Ellie, a witch doctor, tells the protagonist that she has seen the patient on the news and knows that he is cursed. The protagonist apologizes to Ellie and tells her that he has been unable to save him. Ellie says that some "shabby witch doctors" are employed as "killers" . She tells him that she wants to see the patient, but the distance between them is too great. She says that she will take the protagonist to the patient's room. She asks the protagonist if he will tell the attending doctor about what has happened. He refuses, saying that the patient is still in a critical condition and that they cannot let him go. He says that they must keep trying, but Ellie refuses to listen to him. She wants to know if there is a way to cure the patient. She tries to find the witch doctor but she cannot find her. She begs the protagonist not to give up, but he says that he will be responsible for the patient no matter what.