A year later Prem and Kamini welcome her mother Pushpa from India. She is shocked that the couple give respite to Dan Griffiths when father Owen goes on a bender and mind receptionist Gina's baby Nye since Tom left to live in London. On the same train is Megan,returned from visiting her son and local policeman Emlyn is smitten by her. The village has a new vicar,zealous ex-missionary Herbert Todd,whose wife has left him to look after rebellious teen-aged daughter Verity and who refuses baptism of Nye as his parents are not married. Whilst Todd is giving a slide show of his time in Africa Dan falls ill with small-pox,carried by Pushpa from India but,after she has scolded him,he runs away.