Captain Robert Butler a known womanizer and occasional pirate agrees to marry the daughter of his father's friend. On his travels from China, he stops off at her island home to meet his obligations and then leave on the evening tide without the young woman.
But the woman has a different plan. She doesn't want to marry him as much as he has an aversion to her, until she sees the handsome captain.
One night of erotic lovemaking after they are married, does nothing to cause Captain Butler to change his mind about taking his wife with him. When the girl discovers his intentions, she hides on his ship and sails with him back to England disguised as a boy.