One night, the princesses' governess Olivia is kidnapped by a man in black who climbs in through the palace window. When she awakes, she and the man are involved in a ritual she doesn't understand. Olivia, who knows nothing about love, is unable to resist his dangerous charms and gives herself up to him body and soul. It isn't until afterward that she learns the astonishing truth: he's Zayed, the prince of the neighboring country, and Olivia was kidnapped and married by mistake in the place of the princess. Zayed accuses her: "Did you allow yourself to be seduced because I'm a prince?"