Sebastian Maure (Frank Whitson), author of racy novels, thinks he is above the rest of mankind -- perhaps this is one of the reasons he has never been married. But when he encounters Ghirlaine Bellamy (Roberta Wilson) he decides he wants her -- no matter that she's already promised herself to Vincent Pamfort (Hayward Mack). The three are all on a ship heading for England, and Mack throws Ghirlaine and himself overboard. Ilario, a fisherman (Hector V. Sarno), picks them up and takes them to an island, where Ghirlaine is tended to by Fannia (Babe Sedgewick), Ilario's pregnant daughter. Cholera breaks out on the little island, and the inhabitants blame Maure. But he dispels their hostility by doing everything he can for those who have fallen ill. Then, when Fannia gives birth and Maure sees how tenderly Ghirlaine cares for the baby, he becomes a changed man. He comes down with cholera himself at the same time a ship arrives with Pamfort on board. Ghirlaine leaves with him, but returns to Maure, who has recovered, when she realizes how much she has come to love him.
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