You call the runner over to where you're leaning over the wall. As you explain the situation, he seems interested. You learn his name is Jonius and that his family is very prominant in Sparta and is very wealthy. He agrees to come with you to Egypt after the games and you feel you've made a good choice.
As he begins his race, you realize what an athlete he is. He wins his race easily and gets a ring or laurel leaves as his reward. You then take off for Egypt, where he is a hit with your family. He and Marta are married and you fall in love with and marry his brother. You realize your trip to Greece turned out much better than you expected.