By Mary Renault
After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.
Laurie is racked with guilt and worry about his two great loves - and fears that Andrew will find out he's 'with' Ralph now. He begs for time to think but it seems it is too late.
Reader: Anton Lesser
Abridged by Eileen Horne
Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.