Pequita, a Mexican girl, is greeted by the padre of the mission. Melton Porter, an artist, lately arrived at the mission, is seated at his easel, and glancing around spies Pequita. He approaches her. At first she feigns indignation, but he eventually engages her in conversation, and within a short time they become fast friends. Pequita trusts Porter, trusted him with her honor: she loved him, and like other trustful girls, she soon realizes her error, and going to the artist, entreats him to save her honor. This he refuses to do, and leaving him in despair, goes to the padre, making a full confession of her guilt. He bids her go tell all to her mother, and Manuel, the brother, always distrustful, follows, overhears the conversation, and swears revenge. Pequita and Porter go for a walk by the sea. Here she makes a final appeal. Again he refuses to protect her, and bids her to go. Manuel (who has been following and watching all the while), intercepts her, and again hears the story of ...
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