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Deborah Krillet is the young wife of Simeon Krillet, a Boer farmer and religious fanatic. She falls in love with young Englishman Robert Waring, who comes to the farm as overseer. Krillet threatens to beat her for reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but relents when she falsely states that she is pregnant; later she confesses the lie to Waring and records it in her diary. Discovering the deception, Krillet tells Deborah he must kill her, and Waring, summoned by a servant during a storm, shoots Krillet to save Deborah. Krillet is reported to have been killed in the storm, but the farmer's sister, Anna, discovers the truth. To silence her, Deborah surrenders the farm and her husband's money. Waring discovers that his wife has been granted a divorce, and the lovers are united.