A famous painter chances to see one day the lines of Heine's poem, "Die Lorelei." This gives him the inspiration to paint the subject, and his daughter poses as the maid of mystery. But he needs a model for the fisherman who was drowned while trying to reach this maid of the rocks, so he inserted an advertisement in the paper. A young and handsome fisherman sees this and, being urged on by his wife, applies and is engaged to pose for the painter. The artist's daughter becomes interested in the rough but handsome fisher lad, and in the spirit of flirtation proceeds to lure him on. When she realizes that he is falling under her spell she becomes fascinated by the spirit of conquest. Heedless of results, she draws him on into an entanglement of love as the picture progresses. His wife realizes that a great something has taken her husband away from her, and she kneels in prayer, asking for the love that her heart craves for, and the prayer is answered. The daughter falls asleep by her ...
Moving Picture World synopsis