A Time For Silence: Sarah Peterson has discovered the Welsh cottage where her grandparents Gwen and John Owen once lived. She fantasies about how idyllic their life must have been. In reality, back in 1933, when her grandparents married…
‘The trap is waiting,’ says John. His hand is firm on Gwen’s elbow. No time for dawdling.
‘Wait,’ she pleads.
He relinquishes her reluctantly as she hurries across to receive one last kiss from her father.
‘You be good now, girl.’ Henry Lewis laughs. As if there could be the need to say that to his Gwen! He is pushing her away, reassuring her that all is well, that she is doing right in leaving him. Not for the world would he stand between his beloved daughter and the sanctified joy of marriage. A marriage that will free her from their cramped and sorry life in Penbryn.
She kisses his…
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