Today's ending, from the novella Sweet Lenora, is happy, but it also leaves a lot unfinished. That's because it's the first part of a series and only the beginning of Anton and Lenora's adventures. They've escaped from Rio and sailed away, but with half a crew and miles of dangerous ocean between them and their destination, San Francisco.
“Aye the wind is with us. We have but half a crew and we may be pursued, but we will no doubt outrun them.”
“We are here, alive,” I took hold of his waist, “tis all that matters.” I meant those words with all my heart.
The land soon disappeared over the horizon. I had found my true place in the world. If I could sail on the wind with Anton at my side, commanding my ship and holding my heart to his, I could want for nothing.