Randy-a girl with a boy's name-lives in the slums with 'Granny,' an old woman who mistreats her and takes her small earnings. A brilliant child under all the layers of dirt, she does anything she can make a dime. No lawful occupation is beneath her: street sweeping . . . newspaper selling . . . baggage handling. . . . And she often longs for a square meal.
A sea captain decides to try to make a young lady of her; unfortunately, the home in which he places her does not work out. She takes her fall through a proud daughter of the home who looks down on her.
Well she ever find peace? More importantly, will the girl ever escape her cruel 'granny,' who is determined to profit from the ragamuffin?