This treaty defines all the conditions of the agreement as we have discussed it. He took the newspaper she had invented for him and started reading. “Then someone shot us,” Cynthia says, placing the plates on the kitchen table. Claustrophobic in the dark cave that had become her home, she grabbed her coat and purse and left for the cold, busy evening. He set out with the goal of writing the book in less than 3 months. With laundry and the sun exploring through curtainless windows, she set out to explore the house.