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Aviator Keith Elliot returns from serving in World War I in France to his Long Island estate to find that his wife Constance has tried to overcome her sorrow at his absence by giving house parties in which she and her guests indulge in drinking, gambling and cigarette smoking. Constance resents Keith's demands that she stop, and when he states that the word "obey" in her marriage vow has no meaning for her, she says that he has absorbed too much military atmosphere. When Keith orders her former suitor, Butler Hayes, who has designs on her, to leave, Constance accuses Keith of attempting a "social court-martial." Keith kidnaps Constance and flies to a small island on which he owns a hunting lodge. After he forces her to keep house there, she contacts Hayes in Keith's absence. Hayes arrives, but Constance repulses his advances, and when Keith returns, he thrashes Hayes. Constance stops Keith from leaving alone, and declares that she has learned her lesson as they fly away together.