A success story, all about homely, despised little Dorn Hickey from Arbutus, Wisconsin, who becomes New York's most famous millinery designer. By this time she Gales herself Lala Dora, dripping with money and beaux, and metamorphosed into something of a beauty. The style of the writing is an echo of the author's more famous sister. There is a good deal of emphasis on the sordid and petty side of the lower middle class of Chicago (and sundry small towns) during the pompadour, hatpin, and corset cover era. The end of the story contains a good deal of detail of the inside of the millinery racket, and would absorb or here a reader commensurate with her interest in the subject. It ends with present day New York and the right man.