It has been ten years since Juliette de Marnys father asked her to swear revenge upon Droulde for the death of her brother in a duel. At last she finds herself in Drouldes house with an easy opportunity to betray him to the citizens of France for conspiring against the people. But Juliette realizes, too late, that she is in love with Droulde. Can the Scarlet Pimpernel rescue Droulde from certain death by guillotine? Will Droulde forgive Juliette for her betrayal of him? Romance and intrigue abound in this delightful swashbuckler.