|Ruth bumps into Margaret and berates her for being an unloving mother to Martin but even Margaret,|
like Louisa, is concerned that Martin seems withdrawn and unwell. He attends the school prize giving
but his curt manner ends with him stomping off and Louisa, running after him, is hit by a car and
hospitalized. Visiting her, Martin is concerned that she may have an embolism but is shocked when she
announces that she wants to take James for a break with her mother Eleanor in Spain. Military policemen
visit Portwenn looking for Mike, an Army deserter. He is prepared for life on the run, but Martin
persuades him that things will go better if he gives himself up.