Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
He has already been married twice before, and has lost his previous two wives in ways which are difficult to explain. Reluctant to marry again, Naftali Simantov finally agrees when a matchmaker hooks him up with Flora, who is shy and homely. He is not a mean man, and wants to have an heir to his mercantile business very much. Unfortunately, he has a disability in the lovemaking arena, and it is unlikely that he will ever produce one. Flora is too ignorant to understand this, but is not so unfeminine that she can ignore the blandishments of a salesman with a yen to bed her. When it becomes very obvious to everyone but Flora that she is pregnant, it becomes clear that Naftali feels he may be forced to become a widower again.