Two English sisters have been without male company since their father took over the governorship of an Indian province. But the arrival of the train brings with it Samantha’s ex love, Charles, and a whole host of problems. He is so modern that he allows her to ask him for his hand in marriage, which leads to a duel on the croquet lawn. When Samantha is caught in the crossfire, Charles must take her body to the temple to try and get her back. But can he give up modernism and believe in the gods of the past in order to save her?