Predictable turn of events has Fairbanks as a mousy bookworm who takes off for Central America on the advice of a fortune teller. He transforms into a dashing hero as he attempts to save Young from being sold in marriage. Her father, Kolker, the Minister of Finance, attempts to save his
reputation by selling his daughter to a wealthy man. But Fairbanks spoils these plans as he rescues Young from her father and her fiance, who attempt to kidnap the girl. Fairbanks and Young marry in the end. Good performance by Kolker, with a few laughs added by Allister.