A pretty young girl has to leave home to make money for her family.
She is intelligent and a good worker; but she is uneducated and does not know the cruel ways of the world.
So, when a rich young man says he loves her, she is careful, but not careful enough.
He's persuasive, and she's overwhelmed.
It's not his fault, but the world says it is.
His young life is already stained by the desires of men and by death.