When fog leaves the Duke of Marazion stranded at a bleak inn, he soothes his restless soul with a brandy, a book, and a roaring fire. A glittering figure amongst London Society, the rich and handsome duke has everything he could ever want, apart from true love. As he sits, determined to continue his journey as soon as possible, he cannot foresee the consequences of answering a late night knock at his door. Astonished to find a young woman alone and in distress, he naturally takes on the role of her rescuer. Calming her frightened tears, he discovers that lovely runaway, Ilitta, is not only a talented artist, but also a perceptive girl whose judgment he can immediately trust.