Mr. Barnes of New York, a wealthy American traveling in Europe, meets Count Musso Danella, who invites the American to visit his estate in Corsica. While there, Barnes meets Marina Paoli, the Count's ward, who is anxiously awaiting the return of her brother, Antonio, an officer in the service of France. A few days later, Barnes fails in an attempt to prevent a duel between Antonio and an English officer, who kills Antonio and leaves behind a revolver borrowed from a brother officer. Marina and the Count arrive after the English officer had boarded his ship, Marina swearing vengeance against her brother's unknown slayer. In her search for the English officer, Marina, the Count and Tomasso, her foster father, go to Egypt. They arrive after the bombardment of Alexandria in July, 1882, and their search takes them even into the hospitals filled with the wounded. There Marina meets Lieut. Gerald Anstruther who has been badly injured and whom she nurses back to health. Later they fall in ...
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