His friends from this "real" world will return in different guises, in this case when his hot-air balloon drifts into a tornado and lands him in full-color Oz, a place whose name he shares. Fate? Coincidence?
It's 1950, and we're watching Hester in a shabby London flat. She puts money into the gas meter, spreads out a quilt in front of the fireplace, puts the note on the mantle, turns on the gas and lies down to die.