Cast & Crew
Meg Mackenzie, an orphan, lives with her two stingy bachelor uncles, Donald and Duncan Craig, in a narrowminded rural community. They plan to marry her to Joe Dobbs, the blacksmith's son, but an author from the city, Stephen Ware, seeking a quiet place to work, arrives in the village and wins Meg's silent worship. The natives regard him with suspicion and accuse him of committing a robbery, and while the uncles are away, Meg saves him from an angry mob. Finding Meg with the injured man, the uncles consider her compromised and insist that he marry her; to save her from disgrace, he consents, telling her he will provide for her until he can have the marriage annulled. In the city, the unwanted bride determines to make herself desirable in the eyes of her husband, and he falls genuinely in love with her.