Heroes sometimes come in unlikely packages. Someone is sneaking aristocrats out of France before they can be executed by Robespierre's revolutionaries. French agent Chauvelin is determined to catch this mysterious character, known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel. To do so he blackmails a beautiful French actress, recently married to a dimwitted English baronet, Sir Percy Blakeney. Marguerite Blakeney must make a choice between her brother and an unknown hero - with many more lives at stake! The Scarlet Pimpernel, an exhilarating story by the Baroness Orczy, was a sensation when it first appeared. It spawned an entire series of novels featuring the masked rescuer.