Mr. Deltoid: Alex-boy. Awake at last, yes? I met your mother on the way to work, yes? She gave me the key. She said something about a pain somewhere. Hence, not at school, yes? Alex: A rather intolerable pain in the head, brother sir. It should be clear by this afterlunch. Mr. Deltoid: Or certainly by this evening, yes. The evening's the great time, isn't it, Alex-boy?

Mr. Deltoid stopped by Alex's house and he's sitting on a bed talking to him after he woke up.