At the thought of the girl he feels another wave of doom wash over him. Hi body, no longer his own, it seems, reacts by regurgitating the eggs and toast Alice cooked for him earlier on. Afterward he is shaky and weak. He returns to the position he'd adopted during his first hours in Ridginghouse Bay, on his haunches, on the beach, staring out to the sea as though waiting for the ocean to bring him something.
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