After Simon relates his story, Wyburd slits his throat, killing Simon quickly, as promised. He places Simon's skin in a suitcase, after which he tells the collector to come and pick it up. He then sits down to wait, taking a few nips from his bottle and dozing off. He awakens to find blood pouring out of the suitcase, spilling over the cabin floor. Unable to stop the blood, Wyburd tries to leave the cabin but finds the doors and windows won't open. The cabin quickly fills with blood until Wyburn drowns in it. Some time later, the cabin door opens, and Mary enters. She sees Wyburd lying dead on the floor, walks past him, and opens the suitcase to look at Simon's skin. In a voiceover, she says, 'The stories go on. They bleed and bleed.' In the final scene, dead people can be seen slowly moving toward the camera, presumably to write their stories on Simon's skin. Simon can be seen moving in the opposite direction, indicating that his story has been told and that he is moving on. Mary's voiceover continues: 'The dead have highways...only the living are lost. But there are signposts and bridges where the dead will stop to tell you their stories, because the telling of them would relieve the tale. And it would be best to listen.'