A Girl of His Own
A married man of about fifty. Half a life later, with a wife and son, he returned to his hometown H, where he was appointed acting town choirmaster. In the dark days before Good Friday, he finds a girl in one of his assigned churches – ‘a kind of grown-up foundling’. She has been left for dead. Full of devotion, he saves her life and then something happens that you read about in the papers: he decides, partly at the insistence of the girl herself, to hide her. She has already written her parents a farewell letter and can no longer return, she claims.