by Ayn Rand
Francisco d'Anconia Timeline and Summary
- Through a flashback, we learn that Francisco and Dagny were childhood friends and later lovers. Francisco mysteriously broke up with Dagny and became an irresponsible playboy. Dagny confronted him about his behavior.
- Francisco meets Hank at Hank's anniversary party.
- Later Dagny asks him for a loan and he refuses, but is upset about having to refuse.
- Francisco crashes James's wedding reception and makes a speech about money.
- He talks with Hank again.
- The d'Anconia stock crashes.
- Francisco visits Hank at the mills and helps out during a crisis.
- Hank loses a lot of money after dealing with Francisco's business. He is furious with Francisco.
- Francisco visits Dagny at her cabin after she quits her job. He is horrified when she goes back to work again.
- He has an angry confrontation with Hank over his past relationship with Dagny.
- A distraught Francisco searches for Dagny, thinking she's dead.
- He meets her in Atlantis and confesses his role in the strike and his love for her.
- The two rekindle their friendship
- Francisco gives Dagny his blessing for her relationship with John.
- He saves Hank's life during the riot at the mills and takes Hank to Atlantis.
- He sends Dagny a message after John is arrested.
- He comes to get Dagny when she quits and joins the strike.
- They join up with Hank and Ragnar to rescue John from capture.
- He returns to Atlantis.