The heat of August proves to a bit much but in the village on a Sunday afternoon, the Mayles learn there is to be the annual goat race. They get a hot tip and decide to take a bit of a flutter. Peter also decides to challenge the village champion at boules but he and Annie proves to be less than good at the game. Peter finds a ringer however in Mr. Parrott. Columbani finally finishes installing the central heating and then tells them they have to leave it on for two days.