Back at the Bloomsbury Centre

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Back at the Bloomsbury Centre, the D.H.C. waits with Henry Foster to humiliate Bernard. He plans to  publicly confront Bernard in the Fertilizing Room, with its many high-caste workers. When Bernard arrives, the D.H.C. announces in front of everyone his intention to transfer Bernard to  a "Sub-Centre of the lowest order." The D.H.C. explains that Bernard has "grossly betrayed the trust  imposed in him" — and that his unorthodox attitudes and behavior threaten Society. Bernard responds by bringing in Linda, whose appearance — sagging and discolored with age —  horrifies and astonishes the crowd. She immediately recognizes the D.H.C. as her "Tomikin" and  tells him that he caused her to have a baby — to be a mother. An "appalling hush" fills the room at  the mere mention of this "smutty" word. When John enters and calls the D.H.C. "my father," laughter breaks out among the crowd. 
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