Brodie is laying in bed thinking about how Otis might be alive. He goes downstairs and sees the blackwater on the news. He starts crying and leaves the house. He goes over to the blackwater and talks to Otis's mother who is searching for him.
After Otis's Mom leaves, Brodie goes to the hole and digs up Pauline's other flip-flop. While Brodie is leaving, he talks to his friend, Hannah. Hannah tells Brodie a story about a gang of older kids who lied. This makes Brodie feel really sad. when he gets home he finds a letter with the words TELL.
Brodie goes to his bed and tells Alex about the note. Alex says they should break into Otis's house, but Brodie doesn't want to do it. Mom finds them awake, and gives them waffles. They find out from the phone that Mrs. Rand spotted Otis pushing Pauline off the toadstool, but she did not see Brodie.
Mom and Dad go to the hospital, to visit Pauline's mom. Alex leaves to go to Mrs. Rand's house, and Brodie goes outside. Brodie buries Pauline's flip-flop in the yard, and puts a stone on it. When he turns around, he sees Raoul standing there. Brodie lies to him by saying he is gardening.
Mom and Dad come home from the hospital. They ask Brodie if he wants to come to Pauline's funeral and make a statement. Brodie says no, and Alex's mom calls.
Brodie and his family leaves to go to Pauline's ceremony. During the ceremony everyone puts there gift on a boat. The boat is rowed over to the toadstool and the gifts are placed on the toadstool. All of a sudden Raoul came, and said they have found Otis's body.