On the side of the canal opposite to Paul's side, there are women. Three walk along the bank, and Paul likes the "slim little brunette." He, Albert Kropp, and Peter Leer get Tjaden drunk so they can sneak out at night with food for the girls. The men each come, to the house where the women pointed to, naked after swimming. (The men do not have swimsuits.) They each sleep with one of the girls, Peter Leer with blond. Early the next morning, they leave. Paul still cannot escape the war's terror that he hoped would result from that night. He wished to wake up young and free, but he only woke up with emptiness and unhappiness, because he did not feel young and free. They leave the women early the next morning and find Tjaden outside naked. This entire scene shows that one of the causalities of war is morality.