Meanwhile, one person is particularly interested in watching Eppie grow up. It's Godfrey. He doesn't want anyone to suspect that he's especially interested in her so he stays pretty hands-off, but he thinks about her a lot.
Dunstan is still missing, which is great for Godfrey: he's turned his life around and has even managed to marry Nancy.
Even as he imagines a hearth full of Nancy's children, he promises himself that he won't forget his other child.