Story features Douglas as a middle-aged man who's having a romance with Calvert. His son is supposed to be missing in a Japanese prison camp but the boy shows up. The son, Friend, has lost a leg in the war and has no interest in life. Though Douglas can't understand, his fiancee does. It
seems she was a prisoner herself and knows what Friend is going through. When she learns that Friend also lost a Malayan wife and son in the war, her heart truly goes out to him. She leaves Douglas in an effort to reunite the father and son. Friend interprets her compassion as romantic interest,
and when he finds out the truth, he tries to kill himself; but eventually, with Calvert...