The Hack Driver
Why is the lawyer sent to New Mullion? Why is he disappointed?
The lawyer is sent to New Mullion to serve summons on a man called Oliver Lutkins. He was witness in a law case and he had ignored all their letters. He was excited to see a sweet simple village but was disappointed when he saw its streets were rivers of mud, with rows of wooden shop which were either painted a sour brown or bare of any paint at all.