Lolita is shocked at the news of her mother's death. To calm her down, Humbert Humbert buys Lolita toys, clothes and baubles. She and he take separate rooms at the local motel, but she comes into his room late in the night for comfort. Humbert notes with satisfaction that “she had absolutely nowhere else to go.”
Humbert has made Lolita into an exile and an outsider, like him. Taken away from her school, family, and friends, she will be forced to wander with Humbert, who plies her with whatever he can to make her complacent and also exults in his power over her.