Margherita is devastated. When brothers, Iago, the Sword, and Ferdinando, the Rose, return from a sea voyage, she wants a proposal from one, but instead receives one from the other. She is sent to her sister, Isabella, in Valencia, where she is introduced to a potential suitor, Don RamÃ³n de Cabezon. This turn of events upsets MargheritaÂ’s brother Miguel, who comes to take her back to Cullera. When the two come to blows, one will survive, while the other meets his demise.