Doc visits Sparky at Gotcha! Searches. Doc asks Sparky to use ARPAnet to find hospital records for Trillium Fortnight. Doc, who had a crush on Trillium, knows Puck did something terrible to her (see Puck’s confession in Chapter 18). The records show Trillium is alive though she suffered a concussion, cuts, and bruises—the work of her new husband Puck.
Sparky describes ARPAnet as the wave of the future, where everybody will be under surveillance.
Doc drives into the fog wondering what will happen next.
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