The Lord d'Arenville has good looks, almost like a Greek sculpture, but has been called the Ice Earl because of the way he treats women. Tallie, a resident tutor, is busy planning a party for him. Then, she accidentally overhears him in conversation: "What I want for my wife, is someone who has good teeth and wide enough hips for childbearing." Is that all he thinks of women? She becomes angrier still when she overhears that he thinks she'd make him a good wife!