Manetta, daughter of Don Ramon de Savillo, a wealthy Spaniard, is in love with Carlos, a poor troubadour. Declining to give up her sweetheart, Manetta is driven from home. Three years later after her husband's death, Manetta's baby is adopted by Donna Loretta. After a lapse of sixteen years we find Donna Loretta's son Francisco in love with his adopted sister. Don Ramon, who has spent several years in travel, writes to his old friend, the father of Francisco saying he has returned to sunny California and will call at his house in a few days. Arriving at the home of Don Jose di Garcia, his old friend, he meets his grandchild, Carlotta, in whom he sees the likeness of his dead daughter. Explanations take place, but Carlotta spurns the old man on account of his treatment of her mother. A few days later Don Ramon saves his granddaughter from a wandering band of Yaqui Indians and eventually secures forgiveness of the orphan girl.