Brodie went looking for Pauline's other flip-flop. So, he went back to the beach and found Otis's mom. She said, "thank you for trying to save my son." Then Brodie felt bad because he knew that he was the one that could have killed him.
When Brodie was walking back he ran into Hannah. They talked for a while and then Hannah repeatedly said that she hated liars. When Brodie got back to his house Hannah left and Brodie found a note on his doorstep that said, "TELL".
Bridie lay in his bed wondering about who had left the note and if was Alex all along. EH woke up Alex and they talked about the note. Brodie's mom came in and they all went downstairs and ate. Then Mrs. Doc came into the house and talked about how a lady named Mrs. Rand saw everything.
Brodie's parents went to the hospital to visit Pauline's parents, so the two boys were all alone. A little after Brodie's parents left, Alex went to Mrs. Rand's house to see all the newspaper people. Brodie waited till Alex left and then he went outside to burry Pauline's flip-flop that he had found. On his way to the yard, he met his friend Bobby. Then he got to the yard, and he dug a hole to burry Pauline's flip-flop.
Alex comes home from being at Mrs. Rands house and tells Brodie about all he missed. Then Brodie's parents came home and talked about Pauline and how they wanted Brodie to say the eulogy. Brodie refused when his mom went out of the kitchen to answer a call. The call ended up to be Alexes mom so Brodie's mom grabbed the lunches and went into the room Brodie's dad was in playing his guitar. Alex came in later and said he hated his parents and he wanted to stay at Brodie's house forever.
Bobby Steig came over to say that the school kids were having a little goodbye ceremony for Pauline at five o'clock. Then Brodie and Alex went to the pond when Hanna caught up. They went to the pond and everyone brought flowers to put on the toadstool. EThn all the flowers went on the toad stool when Raoul and another cop saw something in the water, Otis, he was dead.