Cast & Crew
Charles Summers and his young wife, Margaret, arrive at a British West African trading post on the upper Congo, to take over the duties of Meadham, who is tiring of life in the jungle. Meadham is indignant that Summers should expose a young girl to such an environment and does not take kindly to Summers' constant criticism of the operations. Summers offends the natives, moreover, and when he whips a young boy, Meadham, whom the natives respect, narrowly prevents an uprising. Margaret becomes ill and confesses to being mistreated by her husband, who has taken to drinking; but when Meadham appeals to him, Summers only retorts with insinuations about his interests in Margaret. Meadham secretly arranges to take Margaret away, but Summers kills his messenger boy, arousing the natives against him; Meadham comes to Summers' rescue, but he expires from a poisoned dart. Margaret leaves for the coast, assured that Meadham will join her soon.