Years ago, Godfrey Radmore made a dramatic exit to Australia, and cut himself off from all his friends. Now Godfrey is returning to England as that thing wonderful to most people -- a millionaire. Is it likely, the wise old doctor asks himself upon hearing the news, that a man of such changed circumstances would ever give a thought to his boyish love affair with Betty Tosswill -- however violent, piteous and painful as the affair was? Surely not. . . but has Betty forgotten? He will learn soon enough -- for George will be staying at the house of Betty's sister Janet. . . where old doubts and grievances seem to live on despite all the years gone by.