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A Laodicean tells the love story between George Somerset, a young man who is pursuing his architectural studies and Paula Power, a wealthy heiress of a famous railway contractor. Somerset and Paula first meet when the former comes to inspect the castle Paula inherited from her father. Paula allows him every opportunity to examine the aged castle and carry out restorations after a competition in which his design was chosen. Somerset hires Dare, the son of Captain De Stancy to help him with measurements but finds him lazy and fires him. Somerset starts work in the castle and in the meantime, he falls in love with Paula who is indifferent to his love. In the meantime, she has been approached by Captain De Stancy through his sister Charlotte. However, she is reluctant to marry him. The appearance of her uncle Mr. Anber Power turns the situation upside down. He opposes Paula’s marrying Somerset and helps Captain De Stancy in his proposal of marriage. Mr. Power suggests that Paula goes on a European tour so that she can get rid of Somerset. Captain De Stancy accompanies her in this tour. W…