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(view spoiler)[I enjoyed the book thoroughly, but in the end when someone with his gold pocket-watch comes back, who is that? I recall Abeline being older than 5... if somebody would like to point out my obvious idiotic observation, that would be great! So basically WHO is the little girl that comes and gets him in the end? (hide spoiler)]
Bah Yes, Gemma is right. The lady who comes in is Abilene, because she has his pocket watch, and so many years have passed. Go back and look through the book. Count up how many years the author says have passed. It has been a while. The little girl is Abeline's daughter. She calls Abilene "mother" Sorry this is a spoiler and I forgot to mark it as one!