Enclosed in the Wreesomer “story box,” Bea Winna’s interview with the Blurry Prebyr continues and we learn why she was cast out by Coach: she was the last to give birth on the Team. The Blurry Presbyr speaks to Bea through a metallic tube that takes his voice onto the enclosed platform where the Teller–in this case, Bea–stands. She can’t see her interviewer, but tells her story in the hope that it will convince whoever he is to allow her to stay on the island.
Drs. Swell and Werto introduce a reading from the Survivals that tells the story of Bea Winna. Her tale about life, and ultimate failure, as a “cheerlie” under the instructive watch of Coach offers a look into one “micro” during High Imperma. A micro is one of the diverse micro-cultures that flourished following the close of Ole-perma. Bea’s narrative continues over the next two episodes.
In this first episode of Cycle 2, Drs. Swell and Werto receive a special, though last minute, visit from Loria Mushda, Occupant of Oversee House. She brings with her a letter written by a little girl who lives in a distant settlement in Perma. Dr. Swell answers the girl’s question about what happened to the people of Ole-perma (“Did they eat themselves all up?”) with the story of the Fat Fool Annollo.