Titre original : Within the Cold, Thick Walls
Terry reasons with Sister Gray about the injustice of punishing them differently, accusing her of not expelling him for his father's donations. Meanwhile, Annie and Patricia find the courage to climb down off their balcony and onto that of the Cornwell brothers to discuss the situation. Alistear has to keep Archibald from punching Terry, who shows the fake letter he received. The brothers recognize Eliza's handwriting, but Sister Gray will not accept unclear or conflicting evidence. The Cornwell brothers and their girlfriends confront Eliza alone in the park and try to make her confess, but she deflects them by pointing out that Sister Gray would deal harshly with them for ganging up on her. Terry ponders over the contrast between Candy and himself: Candy risks the rejection of her adoptive grandfather William, while Terry made his father solve everything with his money, even if he hated his father. He ignores Sister Gray's order of confinement and sits at the other side of Candy's door of imprisonment to play the harmonica for her, planning to do right by her.