Images: The verbal dead dressed in a certain language fly up Jacob's nose in a positronic array.
To the Moon
Excited by these visions, Jacob begins to take longer walks out to the desert. Again and again he returns to the far-off Launch Site Monument, where captured German V-2's were tested thirty years before. Through his interior bee-television, Jacob can see this site as a place where the earth and the moon are joined. As such, it is an especially easy place for the moon-bound dead to visit. Expectant atop the empty rocket gantry, Jacob listens to the missiles passing. Their sounds prepare him for travel through the atmosphere and beyond, to the apollonian moon, whose empty atmosphere he resists by taking the form of a weapon. On the moon, Jacob visits the silent dead, who are silent until he threatens to leave. Only then do they appear, taking the appearance of weightless, airless bees on a ribbon of picture, which unwinds to show him a flying path which he must follow back, through space, to earth, and into himself, and then even beyond, to a special place in the desert where the dead are waiting for him in another guise.