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Mary Bacon, the granddaughter of wealthy mattress manufacturer Gramp Cannon, is bored with her society existence in the small town of Rosewood, so she decides to go to Chicago and get a job. She wants to meet a young man who is not interested in her money, and finds one in Bob Spencer, a co-worker at the department store in which she works. After pursuing her for a short time, Bob asks Mary to marry him. She accepts, but does not tell him that she is really wealthy because he has a bad opinion of the rich. Bob tries to give Mary a nice home and things, despite her attempts at economy, and overextends himself purchasing items for "practically nothing down and very easy payments." When he leaves his job and goes into business with his friend Babcock in an auto parts store, their finances are pushed over the limit and most of their things are repossessed. Bob refuses to let Mary work, but one day, while doing the laundry to save money, she falls and has a minor skull fracture. When she recuperates, she insists that they go to her grandfather's house and there Bob learns everything. He refuses to take Gramp's offer of a job and instead goes back to Chicago where he helps a mattress manufacturer who is a competitor of Gramp. Soon Bob is able to replace all of his and Mary's things and the two are happy in his success. Gramp, worried by the competition from the newly formed Crane mattress company, offers to buy it, but instead goes into partnership with Crane and his general manager, Bob.