Ariel is writing advice to her friend on how best to attract the attentions of a suitably rich husband- how to ensure
Mr. Bentley. Surprised by Mr. Darby, her strict guardian, who disapproves of scurrilous gossip, Ariel must once again
endure the stringent punishment of ropes on her skin, bound to the chair. "Mister Darby, I must take issue with your
predilection for treating me thusly. In fact, if you do not untie me forthwith, I shall dispatch a letter as soon as I
am free to another of my friends who may well pursue you in a romantic manner as a result of what I write."
We know Regency bondage is not everyone's cup of tea (Hywel finds the Mr' Darby costume tiresome and over-warm,
although Ariel loves it so) we do like a bit of melodramatic bondage in a romantic setting... and Ariel's sexy
soles get a very good outing in this movie.