Our down trodden heroine is employed in the home of the socially prominent Hyacinths. Hector Hyacinth, the hero, is engaged to be married to vain Andrea Morgan. He falls deeply in love with Dora. Andrea schemes to bring disgrace on Dora. Master villain Lorin Chillingsworth, is out to get her fortune for himself. But Chillingsworth, too, falls victim to Dora's charms. Just before the end of the play Dora discovers that she is an heiress and becomes engaged to Hector.