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To curtail an unwanted romance, Father sends his daughter, the Younger Sister, on an ocean voyage, but her lover, posing as a sailor, accompanies her. His ship sunk by a fire, the dying captain marries the couple in a small boat, but shortly after landing on a desert island, the groom is killed by an octopus. Finally rescued, the Younger Sister solicits the aid of the Elder Sister in hiding her pregnancy from her father. After a secret delivery, the baby is relinquished to a farming couple. On the day of the Younger Sister's wedding, however, the child is returned, and the bride begs the Elder Sister to claim her. Scorned by her father, the Elder Sister becomes a sculptress and falls in love with a painter but, fearing scandal, refuses his proposal. While visiting the artist, the Younger Sister is shocked into confessing her past when her child falls from a window. The child is unharmed, and the husband forgives all.