Weak, even though, she isn't. Hardened by means of years of beatings and abuse by the hands of her half-crazed Portuguese stepmother and sickened through her father’s consistent drunken behaviour, Elvina is decided to flee Lisbon and flee to her local England.
Despite the risks of the Napoleonic struggle, that's raging in Spain and Portugal, she dyes her pores and skin to make herself glance Portuguese and stows away aboard the yacht of the good-looking and heroic Lord Wye, certain for London with pressing dispatches from the Duke of Wellington to the top Minister.
When she is stumbled on on board, the kindly Lord Wye believes her tale that she is a thirteen-year-old fleeing the struggle to hitch her English sister and takes pity on her.
He concurs that he'll take her to England in his yacht, yet first he needs to name in to Spain for extra intelligence to teach the top Minister and the elements unexpectedly turns into expanding tempestuous.
And amid a bad hurricane at sea and captured through the French purely to struggle their method loose, a deep friendship below fireplace is kindled among Elvina and Lord Wye and shortly turns into an all-consuming love once they arrive again in England.
And then different hazards to their love for every different start to emerge.
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