Mrs. Drover is at her home in London to fetch some family belongings and to check on her house. Currently, Mrs. Drover and her family are staying in the country.
Since the war began, frequent bomb attacks have wrecked many houses in the city. So, Mrs. Drover is curious to see whether her house still remains. On another level, she also feels dissatisfied with what she considers the negligent habits of the part-time caretaker she has hired. This is why Mrs. Drover feels that she must check on her house periodically.
At the house, Mrs. Drover discovers that the last bombing has left some cracks in the structure of the house. She finds this fact disturbing but understands that she can do no repairs until the war is over.
To retrieve the family belongings, Mrs. Drover goes upstairs. Accordingly, the items are in a bedroom chest. There, she makes up a number of parcels for her sons, her husband, and her sister. So, Mrs. Drover does accomplish most of what she sets out to do. The only thing that eludes her is the ability to escape the grasp of her demon lover.