In the Victorian year of 1870, on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War, Lucy Veracity Willow is about to enter into an arranged marriage with Thomas Trout. However, she soon falls in love with the actor, Pierre Fontaine, and elopes with him instead. Pierre goes off to war and soon Lucy hears word from Pierre’s friend, Suzanne, that Pierre has been killed. However, in the end Suzanne reveals that she had lied about Pierre’s death out of spite against the English. Pierre returns to Lucy and all is well.