Polly is unnaturally calm when a telegram arrives informing of Walter's death whereas Calypso breaks down. Having had sex at last with Oliver - and almost getting caught by Hector - she is now pregnant by her husband. Polly accuses her of selfishness, claiming that Walter's death has spoilt her cousin's hedonistic, promiscuous war. Helena and Max move into a house in London together but Helena is rattled when Richard comes to stay, waxing lyrical about his new life with Monika. Calypso, however, is impressed and asks him to be her child's god-parent. She has a letter from Hector, on war service in North Africa where he has met Oliver, now also an officer. Both men got on surprisingly well and Hector announces that he wants to plant trees on his return. Soon after though comes news that he is missing in action. Polly decides to give up her relationship with the twins after surviving an accident and Max gets a call to say that Monika has attempted suicide after being accused of being a ...
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