Second string Deeping, but he rents regardless, it would seem. This is a Shakespearian potpourri. ""These white hands"" about to draw blood as our ""petticoated Hamlet"" sets out to avenge the murder of her father by her mother's lover. Then enter the Romeo and Juliet angle -- she falls for the lover's son. She strikes and fails -- and is subsequently imprisoned by the villain. But crime doesn't pay -- the mother dies of the plague, and the blackguard, after a touching scene of repentance and forgiveness, is slain by other enemies. Melodrama old school, with a dash of ruffles, chivalry, villainy. Unreality complete, even to 17th century setting.