A young village girl is drawn to a revolutionary. Some time later they meet in the city where he lives with his wife. In a fit of temporary insanity, she murders his wife, is convicted and subsequently imprisoned. She is a model prisoner and the assistant jailor is drawn to her and proposes to her. About to start her new life she hears that the revolutionary she had fallen in love with is now ill and needs looking after. She has no hesitation in making her decision.