Salting the Wound
Charlotte Honeyman jilts her long time swain and on the spur of the moment marries a stranger. Sea captain, Nick Thornton threatens to take revenge. Her vivacious younger sister, Marianne, goes on board Thornton's ship, where she meets with an accident. Nick regards Marianne as the perfect tool with which to get his own back, but in the process he falls in love, and they marry. Scandal erupts when it becomes apparent that Marianne is pregnant, and her sister throws her out. Marianne has no way of proving they are married before news arrives that Nick is shipwrecked, presumed drowned.