Arabella recently lost her parents in an accident. Now she lives in a London basement and works in a hospital as a custodian. At first her employer, Dr. Titus Tavener, ridicules her; however, as Arabella excels at her work and brightens up the hospital with her charm, Titus can't help but look at her differently. Upon learning of her tragic past and former nobility, he decides to come to her aid by proposing to her. But Arabella resists—she won't have anything to do with his pity…or a loveless marriage!