Ernst vom Rath died of his wounds on 9 November 1938. Word of his death reached Hitler that evening while he was with several key members of the Nazi party at a dinner commemorating the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. After intense discussions, Hitler left the assembly abruptly without giving his usual address. Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels delivered the speech, in his place, and said that "the Führer has decided that... demonstrations should not be prepared or organized by the party, but insofar as they erupt spontaneously, they are not to be hampered." The chief party judge Walter Buch later stated that the message was clear; with these words, Goebbels had commanded the party leaders to organize a pogrom.
What ensues is a series of events in which Henry earns respect and admiration because he is the possessor of this banknote. He gets a suit for free because it is assumed he is a rich, rich man. The restaurant where Henry ate becomes famous. Most of London is abuzz with the news of this American in possession of this very valuable piece of paper. He meets the American ambassador and is invited to a fancy dinner party at his house.
This dinner party is important because it is where Henry meets his future love, a Londoner named Portia. He also meets a fellow American friend, Lloyd Hastings. Henry is thinking about Portia the entire time and listening to Lloyd talk about his difficulties selling his shares to the Gould and Curry Mine. Finally, Henry is able to concentrate on Lloyd and his issues. Lloyd asks for help. 2b1af7f3a8