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Josie, a showgirl stranded in Suva, Fiji, is befriended by Kalita, who gets her a job as barmaid in a local cabaret. There she meets Jim, an English war veteran, who has become an alcoholic and is haunted by a fear of fire as a result of his war experiences. Their attachment enrages McEwen, a wealthy halfcaste posing as white, and their quarreling results in a fight in which Jim leaves the impression of being a coward. Josie learns the truth about his war experiences, and under her care he begins to recover. McEwen, however, lures Jim away to Benga Island, where he plans to torture him, and Josie follows to be near Jim; McEwen forces Jim to emulate the natives in their fire-walking rite, and in so doing he loses his fear and soundly thrashes the villainous rival, winning the admiration of his bride-to-be.