From God of small things,
When Estha and Rahel's mother got married, her father-in-law gifted the young couple a car as a present. Now the sentence is:
"He gave the young couple a custom-painted, powder-pink fiat as a present which after the wedding he drove off in himself, with all the jewelry and most of the other presents that they had been given."
So, does "drove off in himself with jewelry" part mean that he took the car back and used it and jewelry stuff by himself or he (father-in-law) drove them (new couple) from wedding place to their new home in the car with all other stuff. Or am I missing something? TIA