Nate catches a hop on the courier plane to spend a weekend visiting London. He stays with his old friend from Stateside, Tony Rizzo, in Tony’s bachelor pad in the barracks. London is in full Mod mode; Nate is enthralled with Carnaby Street, the velveteen lads and mini-skirted birds. But all too soon it’s back to Kleinelachen, where Tim Rosencrantz is attempting to seduce the troops into sedition by reading Quotations from Chairman Mao to them. With Christmas almost upon him, Nate scrambles to buy gifts for his family, and is surprised when a package filled with more Chinese wisdom arrives from Jane.