Mrs. Baker and Holling wait anxiously at the airport for Lieutenant Baker. Many hours have passed with no news of Lieutenant Baker.
I'm worried! I have no idea where my husband is!
Suddenly, an announcement was vocalized across the airport: "Our sincerest apologies for those who have lost a loved one: the military plane, supposed to land at the tarmac this afternoon has crashed over the Atlantic. A mayday signal was located, but there are currently no signs of life. May their souls rest in peace.
Mrs. Baker began to sob. Her husband was gone. Alike Mrs. Bigio, her husband was dead.
Mrs. Baker ran out of the airport, sobbing. Holling was left alone in the airport.
Mrs. Baker's grief drove her into depression, and then into death. Mr. and Mrs. Baker lie peacefully in the town's cemetery, often visited by Holling Hoodhood.