The story opens after the death of Vivian's father, with the reading of his will, Vivian is made sole heiress, while her uncle is placed over her as guardian for a term of years. Should she marry, the estate goes to the husband. The uncle, Ralph, determines to marry his own son, Jack, to Vivian, and as the estate is on a secluded island, he is confident that matters will work out his way. We are then introduced to Teddy and Brian, who leave in a motor launch to look for what Brian calls "the land of romance." They arrive at Vivian's island and make camp. Vivian, meanwhile annoyed by the attentions of Jack, complains to her guardian, and declares her intention of returning to the mainland. She attempts it that night, but is injured in a trap set by the father and son. Brian and Teddy hear the girl's cry; they rush to her assistance, only to be met by father and son, who order them from the island as trespassers. As the girl lies unconscious on the bed, the guardian takes her picture to...
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