Waite is a naive young woman who has come to London to study art. She has an affair with her teacher Doermer and takes up with Forster-Jones, a black woman living off of rich men and welfare. She introduces Waite to an entirely different world. Waite has another affair, this time with
Scheuer, while Forster-Jones takes up with wealthy lord Sutherland. The four go off to Sutherland's home in Morocco, where he confides to Waite that he is dying of leukemia. He explains that his slow death has taught him to live life to the fullest by committing himself to others. He sponsors a
show of Doermer's paintings and then dies. After the funeral Waite takes up with Forster-Jo...