(The Story so Far; The Nor'Easters and Middies are in competition for the new Home Guard contract, but carrying out assigned tasks during a mock invasion, however Eric gets in over himself, and it seems he might cost his team the contract)
The next morning, the day of the results, the Nor’Easters were feeling pretty sore in both mind and body. None of them had anything to offer but a record of failure and disgrace that would expose them to the triumphant jeering of the Middies for months to come. Every one of the Nor’Easters was cross, upset or disappointed with Eric for his encounter, which to him was a painful memory. They were sure that this would likely loose them the contract.
Thomas, on the other hand, was the only one not cross with Eric. True, he had heard about it, but was too wrapped up in his own melancholy to be cross with anybody. None of them wanted to go to the meeting, but it was to be held at Knapford