Lenina accepts Bernards invite to Savage Reservation
Lets go see the Savage Reservation
This could've been me!
The story opens in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. The DHC is giving a group of students a tour of the factory that produces humans and conditions them for their role in the World State.
Lenina takes a Soma Holiday
Lenina tells Bernard in front of a group of coworkers that she accepts his invitation to see the Savage Reservation. Bernard reacts with embarrassment as he believes they should discuss this alone.
The DHC plans to dismiss Bernard
At the reservation, Lenina watches a community celebration. She is horrified at the young kid being whipped as a sacrifice. The kid is whipped until he collapses.
John confesses love for Lenina
Why didn't you say so?
Lenina, disgusted by the reservation, takes enough soma to make her go to sleep for 18 hours. Bernard flies to Santa Fe to call Mustapha Mond. While Bernard is gone, John watches Lenina sleep as he reads quotes from Romeo and Juliet.
The DHC is going to dismiss Bernard because of his threat to stability. Bernard then presents Linda and John to the DHC. Linda accuses the DHC of making her have a baby and then John cries "my father".
John drops to his knees and starts quoting Shakespeare to express his love for Lenina. He begins to talk about marriage and lifelong commitment which scares Lenina.