This short story is a variant of the famous comedy, She stoops to conquer. The heroine goes in the attire of a housemaid to a fancy dress-ball, where she expects to see, and hopes not to be seen by, the suitor whose person and fortune have been assigned to her by the will of a match-making relative. He does see her, however, and as they have never met, takes her for what she seems to be. Complications follow when the young man cannot but see that the housemaid is very beautiful. All ends up as it is necessary in a charming little comedietta.