I this episode the main story is the new school master Mr Delafield. He doesn't get off to the best starts with Dorcus the post mistress but things change when a tree on Sir Timothy's estate was weakened in a storm the previous night, it reminds Dorcus and Timothy of their childhood love for one another. They begin to show their feelings but Dorcus decides its time to move on. Timothy doesn't like the idea and from then on trys to sabotage Delafield and Dorcus' relationship. Timothy then finds a way to get Delafield out leaves Dorcus upset. It is very clear they still love each other. When Adelaide hears that Dorcus likes Delafield she immeadiately perks up from her sullness.