Lily is relieved that the Boatwright sisters have not questioned her pathetic story of her false past. May teachers Lily the honey song and Lily embraces and loves the whole peaceful atmosphere of living on a honey farm away from T-Ray. Lily become quite good at helping August in the honey house while Rosaleen forms a relationship with May and solves the mystery of "Oh Susanna". Lily discovers June and August know her story is a fake but August insists on waiting till Lily is ready to tell the truth. June has a problem with Lily's white skin and Lily is stumped by this and we see a racist streak through both of them. Lily discovers the Lady of Chains, how to bee keep and exactly how it was that May became so emotional. Lily mourns her mother and is scared of life back with T-Ray.

Lily: "if I got finished early in the honey house. I went to the kitchen and watched May and Rosaleen cook, but really I was there to listen to June play the cello."

Lily: "As I squatted on the grass at the edge of the woods, the pee felt hot between my legs. I watched it puddle in the dirt, the small of it rising into the night. There was no difference between my piss and June's. That's what I thought when I looked on the dark circle on the ground. Piss was piss."