Gervas Carew's wife, Elinor, has deserted him while he was fighting for France, for Lord Clyde Geraldine, a cad of the first order, but Elinor, in turn is cast off when Lord Geraldine turns his attention to an Irish lass, Marny. Marny has no idea of Geraldine's past nor his brutal nature. Carew goes to Algiers where he studies medicine and becomes a friend of the Aranian tribes, who call him the "Desert Healer.' Lord Geraldine comes to Algiers for his health, and is beating Marny when Carew is passing their house one night. Carew rescues her and carries her off to his desert tent. Lord Geraldine comes after him the next day looking for revenge, but Lord Geraldine makes his elephant mad, and the elephant gores him to death. Carew and Marny take up light tent-keeping together, and the circle is completed.