Ross is arrested for inciting the looting on the beach and committed to Truro Assize court. Loyal Francis recognizes Warleggan's part in his cousin's downfall but his and Elizabeth's attempts to help are rebuffed. Meanwhile teen-aged orphan and wealthy heiress Caroline Penvenen arrives to stay with her influential uncle Ray, along with her vacuous boyfriend, Unwin Trevaunance, a parliamentary candidate at the local elections. Verity also returns to support Demelza and to reconcile with Francis, who accuses Warleggan of circulating pamphlets blackening Ross's name. On the eve of his trial Ross is visited by Warleggan with a proposal which Ross rejects. Demelza is still optimistic that Ross will walk free but Francis is only despairing and takes drastic action.
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[about Ross's trial
It do puzzle me exceedingly how a judge can be expected to listen to a case and get to the bottom of it, all in a few hours. Does he never ask for the truth in private before the trial begins?
I d' Pluck a Fair Rose For My Love
Lyrics by Winston Graham
Music by Mike O'Connor
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