Drifting in and out of memory, Lucia struggles to remember more. She recalls how the two had remained friends, despite Allen's marriage, and later, he determined to leave his wife for her. While out sailing, they had discussed their future, and had decided to travel to the Orient together. All at once, a fog had come upon them, and as the foghorn sounded, they realized that they were in the way of a large ship.
Lucia wakes, screaming Allen's name. A woman enters the room, dressed in nun's attire. The woman promises to get the doctor. In the meantime, Lucia raises her hands to her eyes to look at the ring that Allen had given her that fateful day - a Chinese wishing ring, that one was to rub and the wish would come true. Lucia is horrified to see that her hands are that of an old woman's. As the nurse returns with the doctor, they discuss how the accident was fifty years ago and yet, sometimes patients recover memory and lucidity just before death. As they return to the room, Lucia, now a very old woman, is slumped over dead on the floor.