Alonzo, the timid, loves Ghula, a beautiful senorita of sunny Mexico. Enraptured by her charms, and not bold enough to personally declare his passion, he sends her a white and red rose, requesting that she wear the red rose that night if she returns his love, but if her heart belongs to another, to wear the white. Unconscious of his friend, Manuel, whose passion for Ghula is supreme, he entrusts him with the message and the roses. Manuel, seeing an opportunity to be rid of his rival, withholds the message and the red rose, giving Ghula the white rose to wear. That night, at the garden fete, Alonzo, seeing that Ghula wears the white rose, accepts it as his dismissal. The next day Ghula receives a message which she cannot understand, saying that Alonzo, since she could not give him her love, has given his life to the cause of the revolution, and when Manuel asks her to be his wife, she tells him her heart belongs to the one who has gone. Manuel's first impulse is to confess his ...
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