Spurned years before in England by the woman he loves, Hugh Seagrave broods in a mining camp on the West Coast of Tasmania. As he learned of her impending engagement after opening what he believed to be a Christmas card, Hugh refuses to open any festive mail - and throws his only card in the fire without reading it. While most of the other miners leave for Hobart for the holiday, Hugh is determined to remain in camp by himself until his friend Gerald Leigh breaks his arm and Hugh decides he must accompany him to Hobart. tender reunion where Agnes explains how she was led to believe that the dastardly coward Morris Cameron saved her from the fire which destroyed her manorial home, when her saviour was actually Hugh Seagrave and that the 'engagement card' was part of plot by spiteful relatives to deliberately separate the couple. They kiss and make up.