I was just trying to determine if what is written there (I can't decipher it at all) in any way accounted for him not making the presentation himself. Normally a father would make the presentation unless he was away because of his occupation, as you already said, and is probably the case here. I have many records which say he couldn't make the presentation because he was far away from the country, and I have even have one which said he was in the Americas, which actually helped me to find him on an additional passenger list.
This will, of course, drive me nuts until I figure it out but, sometimes getting away from it for a while, and then going back to it, helps me to decipher the handwriting. Thanks, T.