Stella Bevan (Carol Dempster) sees her father come home from an unjust imprisonment only to become involved in the death of a man (Crauford Kent) he catches with his second wife, Stella's stepmother (Florence Short). Crane (Anders Randolph), the detective responsible for Bevan's first conviction, ties the killing to him again, forcing Stella and her father to flee to a far away island in the South Pacific. There Stella meets Trevethon (Richard Barthelmess), who docks at the harbor and falls in love with the young fugitive. Meanwhile, Crane, hearing rumors of Bevan's whereabouts, uses the unwitting Trevethon and his vessel to join them. Stella, believing that Trevethon has deliberately led the sleuth to her father, rejects her lover. He regains Stella's confidence by finally convincing Crane that Bevan has died in a fall from a cliff. Stella and Trevethon sail away with Crane, but return later as man and wife to rejoin Bevan.