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A young woman who has been institutionalised for some time and disowned by her family, is thrilled when her older brother arrives on Christmas Eve to take her into his care for twenty-eight days. However, she quickly learns that this will not be so, and she is left to her own devices. Less than twenty-four hours later, she finds herself returned to the institution having experienced an odd, but enjoyable, respite.