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Finding Benny, a fisherman, lying on the sidewalk, after being thrown from a saloon, Mareea, a man, helps him aboard his fishing scow. He asks her to share his home with him, and promises to keep away from liquor. She agrees and learns to love him with all the fiery passion of her nature. As a surprise for Benny on the anniversary of their meeting, she tries to buy a watch, but not having sufficient money, she quietly leaves what money she has on the counter, and takes the watch home to Benny, who is delighted. The store clerk discovers the loss of the watch, and follows her, with a policeman, to the scow. Faced with the accusation, she springs at the clerk like a tigress, and stabs him. She is sentenced to three years' imprisonment for attempted murder. She kisses Benny good-bye, saying wildly, "Benny Mio, you will wait for your Mareea!" and he assures her of his undying devotion. Without Mareea's influence, Benny drifts back to his old ways, until Jess, a Salvation Army worker, ...