This chapter's epigraph comes from a conversation between Fried Rice and the Senior Bai di, who is trying to find him. Fried Rice asks why he is suddenly there, and the senior Bai di tells him that he has been avoiding eye contact with him. He hopes to see him soon, and he tells Fried Rice that he will make him something delicious for dinner. He tells the young man to go back to his class and apologize for not letting him say it. The young man apologizes on behalf of the people who have been rude to him, but he also asks Fried Rice to come with him to identify the people responsible for the rudeness. The master tells him to be careful, because he will be hard-pressed to clear his mess if he goes overboard.