The movie is told from the perspective of the girl, who meets the Chinaman one day on a ferry. He is immediately struck by her beauty and makes advances on her. The Girl is new to love and is a virgin, but because of his obvious status as a rich man, his expensive suit and new car, she reluctantly accepts his invitation of a ride. Soon, they become lovers, and through him the Girl learns about love, passion, and heartbreak when the Chinaman's family orders him to marry a properly chosen Chinese woman, thus ending their relationship. By now, has the Girl already fallen in love with him? And how does he feel about her? Has it all just been about sex or does he feel something more?