Prior to Ultima IX, the miller had been in an accident with the millstone that cost him one of his arms. The end result was, that thanks to mayor Aidon's policies he was deported to Paws. This ruined the baker, Jastral, who lost his supply of flour.
The Avatar found him in Paws, where he wondered how deep the city of Compassion had sunk to deport someone like him, especially since he still could have been a productive member of society. Only after the Shrine was cleansed, and Aidon changed his policy was he allowed to return to Britain and resume his job.