Well, indeed if there is no third party around, there is no much point going on.
So, really, noone else visits here ?
Just in case someone is lurking, a hint :
The speaker appears in more books than the person spoken to.
But the latter appears in only a single other book, previous to the current one (both in internal chronology and in publication order), in which the speaker does not appear.
Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine
LMB, The Labyrinth