A nuanced psychological drama, exploring a 3-way relationship between the main characters and the crisis of conscience. A prosperous, well-respected lawyer, engaged to an educated, socially-conscious young woman, succumbs to a weak moment and rapes a poor local village milkmaid. The rest of the story deals with the aftermath of this tragic event, with all the inevitable undercurrents of guilt, penitence and pervasive heartbreak that stem from it.