Last time in No Laggard in Love Louise secretly met Alistair in the woods. He took her to a creepy abandoned hut and yelled at her for forgetting the secret smuggled package. She left in a huff.
Alistair follows Louise back to the road, but then his flashlight goes off. Louise begins to run, in fear of her life. She runs and runs, but it turns out that she was running in the wrong direction. She ended up at the boathouse, where a "coloured youth" from the West Indies beseeches her for help. His mom is sick and locked in a cellar, so he has snuck out of a window to look for help. She promises to get help and is on her way back to Hamish's house when a tree attacks her. And then a person with a club knocks her out. Who could it be?