Once the greasy man covered in black saw that Allister was satisfied, he climbed aboard the penny farthing from whence he came and rode off into the sunset. Though Allister was young, he still swore to whomever he met that this man did not merely figuratively ride off into the sunset. He literally rode off into the sunset.
From this point on, Allister was inclined to accept gifts from any stranger offering them. Perhaps, Allister thought, this man would manifest himself in other forms. Though the idea of constant acceptance of candy is most certainly poor advice in regard to child rearing and one must wonder where Allister's parents were during the tenure of his youth (most stories point to a long term hot air balloon excursion), it did most certainly lead to many an adventure for Allister. These adventures could be considered both good and bad, of course. They ranged from more free candy to long term kidnappings with a wide spectrum of gifts and circumstances in between these two poles (puppies, forced service in rebel armies, pen pals, new clothes, tattoos, golf outings, at least three trips down large waterfalls in barrels, a new set of parents, a span of time held captive in the stomach of a large hippopotamus, large scale games of a sport resembling modern-day dodgeball if the ball were fashioned of sharpened forks, pleasant long walks, etc, etc, etc). Allister, in turn, accepted the good with the bad. This, he surmised, was what life entailed.