I don’t understand the meaning of this sentence: ‘In the event, my first attempts at conversation proved so entertaining to my host that I was promptly presented with a gift.’(‘How to be a good traveller’)
What does ‘In the event’ mean?
What does ‘that I was promptly presented with a gift.’’ mean?-Did I give them a gift together with my entertaining words?
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In the event = as it turned out
I was promptly presented with a gift = I was given a gift after a very short space of time in his company.