Her Family Tricked Her into a Bethrothal with an Evil Old Man. There Was Nothing to Do but Run! The first thing Callista did was disguise herself as a boy; which was not easy with her long raven locks and voluptous body. But she managed to get herself hired as a cabin boy aboard a ship bound for America. Her secret was safe until she fell ill and the captain discovered she was a lovely young woman. He become obsessed with her. Finally he seduced her. This was the beginning of a strange love affair in which Callista found herself equally obsessed.