|William woos Eugenia with a rare moth|
William and Eugenia's distance increases through the years, apart from occasional sexual encounters and subsequent pregnancies which eventually produce five children, including two sets of twins. She insists on naming their first boy Edgar, after her brother, which gains no points from William, who never feels close to "all these white children," and he grows closer to Matty, who shares his interest in the natural world. The two embark, unbeknownst to the family, on a creative project together, compiling a book of stories and illustrations about a colony of red ants on the estate.
|William and Matty share many common interests|
|Queen bee Eugenia|