The Older Doctor is on a train with Vlas, a vagrant, who tells him that he hates morphine addicts. Having discovered that Vlas has been using pages from his notebook as toilet paper the doctor recalls how in 1918, as he was busy trying to cover up his theft of the morphine, a party of the White Guard arrived at the hospital, seeking treatment for one of their soldiers. His sister Natasha invites the hospital staff to dine with the guards and the Young Doctor is smitten with her. After getting drunk and accidentally shooting himself in the foot he declares his feelings for her but she tells him she already has a lover, a soldier called Gregory.
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