On a surveying trip Travis, a civil engineer meets Zara, the belle of a Gypsy camp. Despite the warning that Gypsy love seldom brings happiness, he marries her. Tonio, her lover, vows revenge. After her son is born Zara pines for her people and returns to them. Travers takes the baby home to his mother and renews associations with Alice Gray, his boyhood friend. Zara is taken from the camp by Gorman, a theatrical manager, who trains her as a classical dancer. Tonio follows her to the city. Travers again meets the Gypsies and is told that Zara is dead. He asks Alice to marry him, and she consents. At the theater he recognizes his Romany wife in Zarita, the dancer. He rushes out distraught. After a sleepless night he reads in a newspaper that La Zarita is dead, stabbed by a jealous lover. Tonio has executed his oath of vengeance, and Travers is free to marry Alice, a woman of his race, with ideals like his own. For Romany love seldom brings happiness.
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