A woman named Sarah Blanchard arrives in Matavai. Lavinia befriends her and feels great respect and admiration for her, although she is troubled by grief's reaction to her. We learn that Sarah was a woman from Grief's past, a woman he thought he could love forever. Much to Grief's dismay, he learns that Sarah is with her husband, an outspoken advocate of union organizing - and to whom Grief now learns she already was engaged when she and Grief had their affair. Sarah is helping her husband fight the forces that would oppose him in organizing the field workers, and Grief becomes responsible for protecting both, the woman he loved and the man she married. While Grief and Sarah come to terms with what might have been, Lavinia recognizes the depth of feeling that her lover is capable of and the fact that she has never touched him that level.
22 January 2000 (Australia)
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