John Rudwell, Viscount Severn, tricks Primula Greetwell into a false marriage so he can seduce her. After a week, he returns her to her parents home, laughing at his latest exploit. His father, Earl Malhythe, decides to end his son's wildness and banishes him to India.
Ten years later, the Earl gives Severn a choice: marry a bride of his father's choosing or be banished from home and his fortune. Severn chooses marriage and discovers on his wedding day that his bride is Primula. The two say nothing to each other about their previous acquaintance. The Earl, meanwhile, waits to see if this marriage will reform his son.
This report prepared by L. Watson