This drama presents a dim view of life in a small town populated by back-stabbing, narrow-minded, hypocritical and maliciously gossipy bigots who meet at the town general store to spread their vicious lies. The current slander centers upon a young man who has an innocent crush on another man's wife. The constant snickers and asides of the husband's neighbors cause him to believe that his wife really is involved with the young man. Enraged he tries to kill the young man. This near-tragedy does nothing to stop the gossip-mongers from choosing a new victim, whom they hope to drive to suicide so they can spice up their dull lives.
by Sandra Brennan synopsis