Against his brother's inclinations, he falls for and
proposes to the elder of the novelist's daughters. She is delighed - not
because she loves Simon, but because she can now help her family with
money. Gradually, however, it dawns on the younger sister that she loves
Simon, and she is incensed by her sister's casual attitude toward him.
But when the elder sister really falls in love, with Neil, then a double
wedding is certainly in the cards, and so is salvation from the poor