The widowed Reverend Ainsworth arrives in Halifax, and withencouragement from Mrs. Priestley, sets his sights on AnnWalker. Aware that Ainsworth's attentions are stirring upmemories for her lover, Lister sets out to deal with theclergyman in her own inimitable manner. Meanwhile, Listerpresses on with the transformation of her estate, but herambitious plans threaten to lead her into trouble. At afternoontea, Marian remains impressed by Mr. Abbott, though her auntand father are less so. A discovery in the pigsty gives MarySowden reason to suspect Thomas is lying about his father.