Marian grows annoyed that her sister is treating Shibden like a hotel. Lister's tenant causes problems for his son Thomas.
Lister begins a playful but dangerous courtship of Ann Walker, who quickly finds herself captivated by the attentions of her neighbor.
Lister confides her hopes for a future with Ann Walker to her aunt; John Booth is surprised at his own romantic success.
Lister and Ann Walker are consumed by the excitement of their affair, until bad news yields a crippling secret.