Carina was alone in the world and unsure of what the future held for her. Then a troupe of musicians called Bertie's Beauties had an accident outside her gates and she finds herself swept up in their fate, as she takes over for their injured pianist. Now one of the troupe, she performs at the Duke of Westbury's castle, never suspecting that the duke would turn out to be the young man she had met for a few dramatic moments many years before. To hide her identity, she allows him to see her only when she is masked. He soon becomes so intrigued that he makes advances to her. Horrified that he should consider her a woman of loose morals, Carina fled the castle and becomes a full-time member of the troupe.