Doon had arrived at his job in the Pipeworks full of anticipation. He explored the place until Lister Munk, Pipeworks director approached him telling him he’s working in Tunnel 97.
Down at the west end of the river. Near where it goes into that great hole in the Pipeworks wall
Lina chose to pick 2 pencils and had Poppy with her. She was distracted with the pencils and forgot about Poppy. Then a blackout happened and Poppy was lost in the darkness. Someone found her while Lina was looking for her.
Don’t worry about Poppy, I’ll take care of her
A message to the Mayor, Lina often took different routes between school and home. She ran fast and easily through the streets of Ember. Every corner, every alley, every building was familiar to her
I’ve come, I’m here, I almost didn’t make it
Lina and Doon went into the darkness, wondering if they had to walk out of Ember through a dark tunnel. Lina hits two metal boxes, while Doon bumps into something big and curved. Doon helps Lina carry the boxes into the light.
Mrs. Murdo tells Lina that she’ll care for Poppy today and when Lina gets home later, they can talk about where to go from here, Lina and Poppy can’t live alone. Mrs. Murdo shows Lina her empty bedroom, which is cozily decorated in green and blue.
Doon leaves the school and is on the way to the river when the lights go out. He lights one of the candles which provides enough light to help him find his way to the door of the Pipeworks. Doon is wanting to save Lina but he knows there's nothing he can do if the guards caught her. When Lina arrives only a little late, Doon is so relieved.