Amy is an inconspicuous woman who has never been with a man. At a party, a handsome man named Whitaker propositions her, but he's only interested in taking her fortune and her chastity! She is rescued by her childhood friend Jesse, but they are discovered alone together by the village gossipmonger! Amy's father advises her to marry Whitaker to avoid any rumors, but Jesse offers to marry her to redeem her honor instead. Amy hesitates, but Jesse tells her, "Don't worry. I won't ever yearn for you..."