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Emily is a thirty year old spinster sent to the Carribean to see the state of her father's plantation. After a treacherous sea voyage on which her maid dies, Emily arrives to find that her father's plantation manager has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and in his place is the new plantation manager, Arnold Brown. Brown slowly seduces Emily, who incurs the wrath of Brown's former slave mistress. She soon begins to fear that Brown's former mist...