In the Stevenson’s story of a father, Adam Weir the father and son confrontation modeled on the Lord Braxfield, hanging judge 18th century. Weir is a risen man married wealthy, but she is a weak woman respected and feared not least by Archie own son. Archie speaks against the capital punishment and considering own father sentenced the man. He also banished to the Hermiston estate outside Edinburgh and he meets and engages in the deep love with local laird daughter Christina Elliot. She is the social inferior and Archie afraid to express father of the attachment, but Frank Innes comes in the scene.