Every household is haunted by times of discord which destroy the wished-for calm. Every member feels that their own difficulties are unique. The grandmother, mother of three grown-up daughters, understands that it is the unseen, the unspoken and the unrevealed which either perplex or console people in their family dealings. When the middle sister returns home from England, without any explanations about her private life, peace in the grandmother's house is jeopardised. The grandmother, with imagination, acceptance and the quality of her affection, attempts a form of rescue in the face of rising conflict and tension.