The parents of Christian girl Ria Rago have arranged for her to marry Dapo, a Muslim. She refuses and, after a beating, flees to the mission sisters who offer her a safe haven. Her father and his cronies aren't long in finding her, however, and she is taken back into the kampong. After months of torture, Ria still won't give in. She escapes again and manages to reach the mission post where she collapses. On the brink of death, she is administered the last rites. Ria's father decides to call off the marriage and returns the dowry to Dapo. On her deathbed Rita forgives her parents.