Dr. Jonathan Dakers, in flashback, tells his son Tony, Word War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. As a medical student, he meets Edeie at a cricket match but doesn't see her again until years later, when he proposes. Before they can marry, Jonathan's father dies, and he abandons his career so his brother Harold can stay in college. Jonathan is sharing a practice with Doctor, and falls in love with Craig's daughter, Rachel. Complications arise with Edie's engagement to Harold, Harold death in World War I, and, then, Jonathan's marriage to Edie because she is bearing his dead-brother's child. Edie dies in childbirth, Jonathan promises he will consider Tony as his own son, and Jonathan and Rachel get married.