He’s back in his room. Door open, windows open, light on.
He is sitting on the bed, he has the book in his hand, and he is … “studying” it.
For now he has understood some of its workings. Pages are not always numbered for example, but when they are the numbers represent his age.
He is seventeen, and the pages are all written up to the seventeenth one. From then on they are white.
He also checked the last page once more and this time the number is … 98? Wasn’t that 103? Samuel notices it too, but avoids wasting too much time on it.
When the pages are not numbered they are talking about something that does not concern Samuel’s life. For example, the notes he had shown to his father had appeared on an unnumbered page.
The unnumbered pages give a lot of information. For example they describe what is present in Samuel’s room, as well as what is present in his house. They can go even further, saying what there was … and what will be there. For example, the book knows that in two weeks a new lamp will arrive for the living room, ordered by the mother.
The book can also draw the room if desired.
Samuel wanted to understand how far the knowledge of the book went, and he realized that it is by no means small. He knows the interiors of the whole apartment, of the whole condominium. If he wants, he can see what is in other people’s homes using the book.
So he reads on. He literally reads other people’s business. Sometimes he even laughs because he doesn’t just read the events that happened during their day, but he goes further since the book also describes thoughts.