Mildred and Arthur Royd, Marcia's parents, own a country cottage intended for quiet week-ends. It does not, however, work out that way on some occasions. The place is never quite ready and neighbours drop in at inconvenient moments. Soon after the play opens, Marcia and he husband arrive to join the party, but the couple are not, at the moment, on the best of terms. Then Miranda, a young guest, is emabrassingly devoted to Denys, the Royds' young son, who is at present greatly attracted to the more glamorous Rowena Marriott, with whom he arrives. Mildred has to cope with the complications which develop in such an ill-assorted party. Arthur is chiefly concerned with fishing in the company of Adrian Barasford, a bachelor neighbour. Adrian's interest is divided between fishing and his devotion to Mary Jarrow, a charming middle-aged woman living nearby. Everything goes wrong, and, worst of all, Arthur and Adrian become involved in a salmon-poaching escapade. Matters are somewhat straightened out suring Sunday, but all leave rather hurriedly to escape the consequences and to evade a visit from the vicar who is on their track for a subscription.