At the suggestion of a guest, during a fashionable country house party, the guests visit a gypsy camp nearby to have their fortunes told. Jack Harlow the hostess's son, there meets and falls in love with Draga, the gypsy chief's daughter. She is attracted to him, and he persuades her to meet him secretly. She meets him and later he persuades her to run away with him and be married. It is the law of the gypsies that the women cannot marry outside of the tribe. If they do they can never return, so when Draga's father learns of his daughter's loss, he is heartbroken. He orders the camp broken up and the gypsies depart. Jack s mother, upon learning of her son's wild marriage, is horrified, but decides to make the best of it for his sake. Draga's education is begun, and she does her best to learn, but her wild nature rebels against the conventional life she is compelled to lead, and she often longs for her father and the old life of freedom. Jack's affection for her cools, and soon he ...
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