Faith, divine Providence, fate
"Listen, my friend," he said. "Let's have a little talk together. Our Lord has favored you with good talent; now He's favoring you with good friends. The old Count in the corner house has spoken to me about you. (...)"
There is a power, an unspeakable power, granted to a man by a few drops of grace from above – the grace of kings, the grace of God – and both of these were granted to little George.