1. Where are Richard and Leslie flying to when their world changes?
Richard and Leslie are flying towards Los Angeles airport. They plan to meet some scientific researchers in Spring Hill to discuss "the edges of creative thought."
2. Describe what happens when Richard and Leslie are flying and Richard bends down to fix the squawk box.
Richard hears a hum and sees a yellow flash. Leslie screams. Los Angeles disappears and they are flying over the ocean. They don't know what has happened. The compass is spinning in its case and their instruments are not working, but the plane itself is flying just fine.
3. How do Richard and Leslie try to explain their experience when Los Angeles disappears?
Leslie asks Richard if he thinks they are dead. Richard says that nothing that is happening is at all like the books say the experience of death is like. He wonders if the yellow flash was an indication of a nuclear blast and World War III.
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