Grace Dovercourt discovers a seriously wounded man near her home and takes him in to nurse him back to health. Some bablings while he comes in and out of conciousness reveal that he is a Frenchman, and he has been shot. She decides to keep this fact secret so that he may recover. But as he grows stronger Grace finds her feelings for Henri Rousselle grow by the day. She has no illusions about him loving her in return, after all she has been lame since birth, and he is an obvious gentleman who could catch a better fish than Grace.
As he recovers Grace finds herself battling her emotions and hiding him from the authorities, as he is a wanted man.