Story, tale, soul, immortality, resurrection, transformation, a life after death.
There, before we parted, we were betrothed. (...)
"Afterwards, when Emil received his post at Assens, we were married. (...)
"And you needn't laugh at me, you young people, for sitting so still here, day after day! I have really a wonderful journey ahead of me; I shall soon have to travel at a speed far greater than the railway's. For when our Lord calls me I shall go to join your grandfather; and when you have completed your work on this dear earth, you too will join us; and then, if we talk over the days of our mortal life, believe me, dear children, I shall say then as I do now, 'From Copenhagen to Korsör is a perfect string of pearls!'"