This short story of modern romance starts when J’s car breaks down outside the village pub. Ruth the landlady has no reason to disbelieve his explanation that he was just passing through.
They have an instant attraction to the other. Whilst he waits for his car to be repaired J tells Ruth of his life story and career. Then the details of his job begin to change and Ruth starts to wonder if J has a more secretive reason for staying in the village.
Despite her misgivings an affection between them grows. Then J lets both her and the village down with his business proposal that is not quite what it seems. Will his explanation be enough to win the lady back?
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