Sabine Godard is an orphan who grew up with and was educated by her uncle, Oxford don Henry Godard. She has blond hair and brown eyes and is very pretty. She has no idea until she comes to London that her education is at all unusual. She's used to the intellectual world her uncle immersed her in. She intends to do exactly as her uncle expects, which is take care of him. She loves her uncle and understands very well the sacrifices he's made for her.