After a two-hour train journey from the city, Mirabel visits her Mama at Forest Glade. The house was massive, and looked like a place out of an Edgar Allan Poe story. Poor Mama, Mirabel thought. She'd been here for two weeks. She found her Mama in a monstrous place, trying to hold back the tears. Mama asked, 'Who am I, Lei An?' that startled Mirabel. She answered, 'You are Chen Ai Ling. Mama.' Mama closed her eyes and her body tensed. Then she said, 'I am not the person you think I am,'