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Christina Elliott is concerned over her cousin Gerald Elliott, who has fallen desperately in love with Lotta St. Regis, a snake dancer of questionable reputation. Their wealthy family, the Vardens, threaten to disinherit Gerald if he keeps up with Lotta, so Christina goes to call on Lotta at her island cottage to see for herself what is going on. Meanwhile, Adrian Maitland arrives in order to persuade Lotta to leave his younger brother Ted alone. When Lotta is not at home, Adrian mistakes Christina for Lotta, and she goes along with it for fun. He gets Christina on his yacht, intending to compromise her, but falls in love with her instead. After telling him who she really is, Christina and Adrian decide to marry. Meanwhile, Lotta has seen the pair on board, and she intends to win Gerald and his money, or ruin Christina's reputation with this evidence. The plan backfires, however, when the marriage is revealed, and Gerald refuses to have anything more to do with Lotta.
The novel previously appeared in Ainslee's Magazine.