It seems getting peaceful again despite the American occupation in the country. Mark's family has rebuilt a new rice mill after getting good harvests. They've been able to provide jobs to people in their village too.
School year is about to restart, and Mark decided to enrol. Before the World War 1, he was at second year high school. He was given consideration that he was accelerated to third year. He's already 21 at that time, and his classmates are even older.
At 23 years of age, Mark finally graduated from high school, and was awarded as the valedictorian of his batch. He has taken a test for scholarship in a university in the city, right inside their province, and he passed with an award of full scholarship. He is very excited as his dream is to become a doctor.