Titre original : Terry's Decision
Terry asks his father to intercede on Candy's behalf, but his father refuses, sure that a girl who would go out at night to meet Terry, must not be a good girl. As a consequence Terry tells his father goodbye forever and breaks with him. He approaches Eliza at the recreation grounds and spits in her face. Terry pleads one more time with Sister Gray to lessen Candy's punishment, but she cannot allow for both to remain in Saint Paul's without losing their good name. So, Terry volunteers to leave the Academy in Candy's place and he will go by another name from now on. Terry leaves after saying goodbye to the Cornwell brothers, and Candy is released from the old ruined tower. When Candy thanks Sister Gray and admits she should never have been so naive to believe the letter meant to entrap her, Sister Gray realizes both Candy and Terry claimed the same story, and yet she lacks the humility to admit her error. Candy has to stay in her room, and not until later that night, when she investigates Terry's room and reads his goodbye note, does she overhear Neil telling Archibald and Alistear that Terry is on his way to the US. Candy still hopes to catch up with him in the carriage, but when she arrives at Southampton port, Terry's ship has already left. She calls out to him with all of her heart, and across the waves the noise reaches him, but he supposes he must be delusional.