The uproarious saga of our pure but persecuted heroine, Hyacinth Haven! She falls into the clutches of Fleetwood Dashaway (what a cad!), and is rescued in the nick of time by the manly hero Fitzjohn Oliphant, who falls in love with Hyacinth not knowing she had married the rogue, who left her to perish in the storm. Hyacinth is wedded, but she is no wife! How can Hyacinth prevent the foul Dashaway from marrying Mr. Moneycracker's daughter and getting his hands on the immense fortune? The plot thickens until the thrilling boiling point.