Jean-Bertrand Aristide describes the events that preceded the September 11, 1988 massacre at Saint Jean Bosco, and the massacre itself in detail. He tells the story of Espérance and Esperancia, the pregnant woman who was stabbed during the massacre and the baby girl who was saved. Aristide describes people searching for him specifically, for they were paid to kill him; they believed that he had disappeared magically. The massacre happened under the watch of the army and the Red Cross; they did not intervene. He criticizes Archbishop Lafontant for not intervening, and praises the actions of Sister Nicole Gaillard. He accuses Franck Romain as the intellectual author of the massacre, but also says that Namphy benefited from it.