- The rainy weather just won't let up, which means that the azaleas trip keeps getting delayed.
- Meanwhile Lee has been reading up on brain hemorrhaging and consulting Dr. Edwards.
- Now we jump to the warfront: On May 28, 1918 American troops carry out their first important attack. It's a success, technically.
- By the end of May the azaleas bloom, and Cal and Abra play hooky to go for their long-awaited picnic. They try to get Lee to come along but he knows a third wheel when he sees one.
- Cal and Abra have their picnic. Abra even gets some hand-holding action, though she has to initiate it because Cal is too shy to make the first move.
- Abra tells Cal that she thinks her father stole some money from his company, and now he's in deep trouble.
- So you see, Cal's not the only one whose family has got some baggage.
- Lee is at home when the doorbell rings that afternoon. When it doesn't ring a second time, he gets a bad feeling about it.
- Lee knows what the letter in the envelope says before he even opens it. Uh-oh.
- Lee feels cowardly about telling Adam the news, but he knows he has to do it.
- So he mixes some bromide (a sedative) and takes it to Adam when he comes home.