With wonderful hands that can rejuvenate and medical skills that overturn the world! Were they merely trying to show concern? But when she insisted on continuing her relationship with Mr Harrison, Kit felt obliged to move into the vestry across the road in order to shield.
I was taught from a young age never to put my hands on anyone, or to allow it from other people; physical touch outside immediate family and intimate friends was considered insufferably declasse.
His decision to move into the church to shield was because, in his 60s and a smoker, he felt vulnerable.
It is brave of an increasing number to do so, despite the sometimes horrendous consequences.