The story is about a 17 year old girl called Mary. Her mother (Mrs Adams) discovers that Mary is seven months pregnant and sends her to a religious mother-baby home. Matron is in charge of the home. Other pregnant girls staying at the home are Queenie, Norma and Dolores. Norma has her baby and it is taken off her. In the end, Mary gives birth to a girl. The baby girl, Lucy, gets taken away from her and given to an adoptive family.