On the night before her wedding, Madeline packs a bag, steals one of her father's horses and heads off into the night, never to return. She travels the land and stops in a small village near the ocean. There, she befriends the owner of a tavern and gets a job helping serve drinks. During her extended stopover in the village, a man enters the tavern for a drink and spots Madeline. He's tall, dark, and handsome and has his sights set on her. It doesn't take long for Madeline to fall in love with him, either, and the two embark in a passionate affair. But it's soon revealed that the man is of high class, a man from the life Madeline intentionally ran away from.