Bryan O'Sullivan, an Irish lad of humble birth, rescues Lady Geraldine from drowning as her boat capsizes, thereby meriting her lasting gratitude. Forgetful of his station, Bryan falls madly in love with Lady Geraldine, who momentarily listens to his pleadings. Her acceptance of attentions from O'Rourke angers Bryan and he upbraids her for falseness. The nobleman draws his sword, but Bryan wrenches it from his hand and breaks it to pieces. Knowing that he cannot now remain, Bryan bids farewell to Lady Geraldine and sails for America. Bryan O'Sullivan, Irishman, becomes John Pierce, Colonist of Jamestown, Virginia. Years later Lady Geraldine suffers many vicissitudes; her castle is besieged by the Cromwellians and she with many others is sent to Jamestown to be sold to the colonists as wives. John Pierce is startled to see Lady Geraldine, but she fails to recognize him because of a heavy beard. Seeing that he is an honest man, she offers to become his wife. He takes her to his cottage ...
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