In New Orleans arrives Irish nobleman Florence Kernei. The young man intends to go further to Mexico to study this country, but his ignorance of the Spanish language stops him. Florence acquainted with the Mexican: he was expelled from the country by the tyrant who seized power and lost all his fortune. Working with him Spanish, Florence falls in love with his daughter Louise, who, as Florance seems, does not show interest in him.
To annoy Louise, Florence enters the ranks of American partisans, fighting against Mexicans who invaded the capital of Texas. At the meeting, there is Carlo, his rival for Louise’s attention. Florence is surprised that Carlo, a Mexican about the origin, although born in New Orleans, stands on the side of the Americans.
In the evening, Louise
During the duel it turns out that Carlo has behaved meanly, wearing a protective shell under his shirt. Unaware of this, his seconds ask for forgiveness, and the second Florentus throws the disgraced duelist into a moat with water. Drawn to the bottom by a heavy shell, Carlo struggles to get out of the water.
In one of the battles Florance fights heroically, but falls into captivity. A young man, along with his faithful friend, is placed in a prison cell with two Mexicans: a Ruperto thief and a poison killer, a disgusting hunchback dwarf. They are treated worse than the rest of the captives. The jailer rivets Ruperto to Florence, and the dwarf to Florence’s friend, a man of enormous growth.
A few days later, Carlo appears in their cell. In fact, he is a Mexican spy. After the duel, he returned to Mexico, fortunately avoiding the publicity of his shame.
Thanks to Carlo, Louise and her father return to Mexico, getting their lands back. After the duel, the bloodied Carlo lied to them, which
In the meantime, Louise is waiting for her servant, whom she sent to find out if Florance is among the prisoners.
Louise comes to visit a friend, the Countess Isabella, yearning for her beloved Ruperto, who had to leave the country. Isabella learned that Ruperto was back and put him in jail. The conversation of the girls interrupts the servant with the news that Florence is in the same prison as Ruperto.
Carlos visits the dictator. He says that in prison there is a dangerous criminal Florance, one of the most ardent enemies of the ruler. Since Florance is an Irishman, and in the event of his execution, the English consul intervenes, the tyrant orders not to apply the death penalty to him, but gives it to the full disposal of Carlos.
The dictator is visited by Louise and Isabella, who ask for their beloved. Old Lovelace, who lost his leg in the war, sympathizes with both ladies and refuses. He hints to Isabella that if they meet in private, her request can be successful. The girl contemptuously rejects this proposal.
Prison prisoners are sent to the most horrible work – to clean the gutter. Florence sees Louise passing by at this moment. Luisa’s maid, disguised as a beggar, comes to Florence and silently passes him a letter, which sets out a plan for escape.
Soon from the ditch a carriage passes with two beautiful ladies sitting in it. Suddenly, the carriage pulls into the ditch. People rush to save women, but the crew is taken by Florence, his friend, Ruperto and the dwarf and are hiding.
The carriage with the disguised fugitives arrives at the military post. The sentries, recognizing the crew of Father Louise, pass him with honors. Heard of church bells and cannon shots from forts. A squadron of hussars arrives at the post, searching for a carriage.
Seeing that a squadron was sent for them, the fugitives unharness the horses, leave the coachmen, and run off on their own two by horse. Having released the horses, so that they did not give out with their neigh, the fugitives take shelter in the forest.
Upon learning of the escape, the dictator becomes enraged. He sends Carlo in pursuit.
The fugitives get to Ruperto’s hut in the mountains. The dwarf is placed in an ancient monastery nearby and put on a chain. Ruperto and his friends are preparing an uprising. For the fact that they robbed one of their worst enemies, Ruperto was accused of stealing. Florence and his friend decide to join them.
The fugitives can not be found. Dictator, afraid of the upcoming uprising, begins to forget about them.
The dwarf manages to free himself. In the village nearby, he sees Louise and Isabella. They worry about their beloved, of whom they know nothing. The dwarf deceives them, saying that fugitives need help.
The dwarf meets Carlo, sometimes visiting Louise. He tells Carlo where the fugitives are hiding. He orders the two soldiers to arrest him. Louise’s servant, who heard their conversation, decides to help. He comes to the monastery and warns the insurgents who are there about the danger. Soon after their departure a squadron led by Carlo appears.
Not finding anyone in the monastery, Carlo arrests Louise, her father and Isabel. Arriving Florence and Ruperto beat them, Florance kills Carlo.
After the victory of the insurgents, the dictator is forced to flee abroad. In the Cathedral of Mexico, couples in love are married.