Recovering from the abortion Esther tells Vernon Storey what she has done. Already embittered, it is the last straw when his thuggish son Walter gets beaten up by Frank and Vernon attacks the boy, killing him, though taking his body to a barn and blaming Frank. Told by the policeman that Dr Channing is suspected of transmitting secrets to the Germans Lady Ellen searches his room and finds a code book. Joyce saves conscientious objector Clifford from a beating and takes him to the hospital where John, recovering his memory, admits to sex with Lian while amnesiac, a confession which alienates Joyce. Danny forces Connie to help him rob a petrol lorry or else he will hurt Henry. She reluctantly agrees and Martin is also involved but the robbery goes wrong and Martin suggests they go on the run with the coins Fred Finch found in Mrs. Gulliver's garden.
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