He was a bad-tempered annoying, arrogant man! And later encounters with Julius van Tacx only confirmed Josephine's first impression. Nothing about Julius fitted her image of an ideal husband.
He greatly disturbed Josephine's usually serene life -- both at home and in the hospital. Then he went off, back to Holland, with a blithe "Tot Ziens!"
Josephine had to admit she missed him -- tiresome ways and all. She felt slightly better when she learned that Tot Ziens meant "so long -- be seeing you." But the question was -- when?