Remember that lullaby you were singing? My mom used to sing that song to me.
Really? I hate that song!
Ooh, look it's a rock!
Lets keep digging.
Thank you boys for finding my retirement!
Looks like your digging days are over!
By the time they are prepared for their trip, it is late enough in the day that they do not want to start. They decide to wait until the next morning. While they wait, Zero tries to remember his childhood so he can tell Stanley about it. He describes his mother singing a song—much like the song Stanley sang about the woodpecker and the wolf—in a yellow room when he was still very young. He also remembers being homeless.
I'm gonna lay by a pool and eat sunflower seeds!
I want my Mommy!
Let there never be another hole dug AGAIN!!
Sitting in his hole, Stanley listens to the sounds of Camp Green Lake until he falls asleep. After several hours, he hears Zero calling for him to wake up. They climb up and find the hole where Stanley thinks he found the lipstick tube. Stanley digs, hoping to find a treasure, while Zero goes to steal water and food.
Nah, I'm not going in there to get the treasure. How about you go get it by yourself.
These lizards are pretty chill!!
Hey Sir, jump in there and get me the treasure.
As soon as the boys get the suitcase out of the hole, a light comes on, and they hear the Warden’s voice. She is there with Mr. Sir and Mr. Pendanski. She thanks the boys and says they have been a great help.
What is he talking about???
For some reason, the lizards do not bite Stanley and Zero. They crawl everywhere—over Stanley’s closed mouth, in and out of his pocket, through his hair—but they do not bite. One leaps toward Mr. Pendanski, and Mr. Sir shoots it in the air.
These people are crazy!
While she waits for the lizards to kill the boys, the Warden makes up a plan and tells it to the counselors. When Stanley is dead, they will turn his body over to “that woman” and tell her that he tried to run away in the night. They will claim that Stanley went crazy and that is why he tried to run even though he was going to be released the following day. They will not show Zero’s body to anyone because nobody knows Zero exists.
Stanley walks back to camp in a daze. He cannot really understand anything that is going on. He learns the lawyer’s name, Ms. Morengo, and he thinks she seems tall even though she is shorter than he is. Mr. Pedanski gives him some juice and a bagel. Stanley drinks but cannot eat.