I have surfaced and still feel in a fog or the clouds! Almost 700 pages and the last ten or so chapters I felt I was reading with speeds analogous to the Shinkansen.*** see note Thanks to my Sweetie, who only harrassed me occassionally, the queries being , “How is Harry now?” To eldest son just smiling, while youngest son is finishing the book. I shall lend my book to eldest son as he got half way through before youngest son returned home work. I will re read the last few chapters again for sure…possibly the entire book. For now I am content KNOWING how it ended! ***Note: The Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, was inaugurated in the year 1964 as the first shinkansen line and the world's first high speed train. In 1964 the trains already run with speeds of about 200 km/h. Nowadays they reach speeds of over 300 km/h.
What fun I had riding that!