If you're not familiar with the Guardian's Digested Read series, we suggest you have a look at John Crace's recent roundup of the Booker nominees.
Here Mr. Crace presents a satirical, meta-critical summary of Sylvia Townsend Warner's novel of a hapless missionary who after 3 years of residence on a remote Pacific island, has managed to convert only one heathen—or has he?
This edition of Mr. Fortune's Maggot includes "The Salutation"—in which we discover what becomes of Mr. Fortune.
By the way, the word "maggot" here does not refer to an creepy crawly creature, but is a synonym for "whim." Sylvia Townsend Warner's formulation, however, recalls a musical naming convention. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Music explains the word was "used by 16th- and 17th-cent. composers in titles of instrumental pieces, often country dances, e.g. ‘My Lady Winwoods Maggot.’"