"I am luckier than I deserve to be," I answered.
And doubtless, my dear reader, you will say it was the truth.
Molly and I have been married five years. We have a boy of three, and a baby girl who promises to be the manager of her mother. We lead a very quiet life in a house we have built for ourselves on the outskirts of Falstead. There is not a happier man in the world than I am, nor has any man a sweeter wife. So far I have not returned to Equinata. As a matter of fact I do not suppose that I shall ever do so, for grievous changes have occurred there. As all the world is aware, Fernandez was a.s.sa.s.sinated while reviewing his troops on the Grand Plaza, two years after I left, while Sagana met with the same untimely fate a year later. Immediately on hearing the news I made inquiries as to the whereabouts of the Senorita, only to hear that she had fled the country and had entered a convent in the neighbourhood of Rio.
Perhaps she is happier there!
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