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Idalene Nobbin is so accustomed to being treated as an "ugly duckling" by her mother and her brothers and compelled to wear queer clothes, that she has grown to consider herself as a hopeless wallflower.
She attends a dance given by Prue Nickerson and is much surprised when Roy Duncan, football star from a nearby college, asks her to dance. But later when she is made the victim of an unkind jest, which so mortifies her that she determines to kill herself. She throws herself in front of a speeding auto, is hit and picked up by Pamela Shiel, a wealthy society girl, and the latter's guest, Walter Breen. Idalene's legs are broken, and Pamela nurses her back to health in her own home.
Idalene tells Pamela she wished to die because she was convinced no man would ever care to marry her. Pamela tries an experiment, surrounds Idalene with luxuries, teaches her to walk gracefully, how to dress her hair, wear costly clothing, and the little wallflower blossoms out into a beauty, to whom Pamela's male friends pay constant attention. Idalene falls in love with Breen.
Pamela gives a party in her honor, at which, those who formerly snubbed her render due homage. She refuses Breen's proprosal of marriage because she learns that Pamela also loves him, and returns to her mother's house. Pamela then makes a sacrifice. She tells Breen that Idalene love's him and through Pamela's kind offices the lovers are united.
"It Was Like a Summons to Cinderella"
"As a Dancer Idalene Made Her Presence Known"