Su Won's great ambition was to go to the Girls' Industrial School and learn to be a great weaver. She was already skilled; and her own mulberry tree, fed by chemical waters, provided her own silkworms with leaves that produced beautiful golden colored cocoons. On the silk she wove from the thread, she hoped to make enough money to persuade her father to let her enter the school. But her father was an old-fashioned Korean who put boys first. How Su Won achieved her goal- and won the national award as well-makes a pleasant story about modern Korea. Too pleasant, perhaps, to give it reality, in a portrait of a country where the conflicts are so intense that they must permeate its every region.