More animals, mostly fish, turtles, and frogs, are found dead in the parts of town nearest the bog. Water throughout town has a strange odor.
Sharps Teller comes into town as soon as the fog burns off. Many nervous townsmen are assembled at The Pleasant Kitchen, discussing the noises last night. Sharps speaks privately with Peter Bran, Benjamin Bran, and Obie Merrymaker before returning to his home with them just before sunset.
The noises start recurring once it gets dark, at a rate of one every few hours.