Signor Vitrina, master clairvoyant, is a foreigner in Victorian England. He promised to take care of his old friend’s daughter, Dorothea, who is learning to see the past and the future in a square of white silk; but her reputation is so compromised by her position that she doesn’t expect to find love. When a determined customer braves the rain to ask for help, the two clairvoyants discover his passion for photography — and for Dorothea. She yearns to give him the discipline he needs. Will she become his strict Muse, and will he reward her with his devotion? Love is the hardest outcome to foresee.