Spock, who believes in logic above emotion, is challenged by his human mother to consider the fact that his teammates made an emotional decision to risk their own lives in order to save him. "The good of the one," she says, "outweighed the good of the many." Spock struggles to understand.
As the men are sailing, they slowly anticipate the meeting of other humans. The narrator describes the English perpective of the Americans as a desolate wasteland with wild people waiting to be conquered and saved.