Holly, whose life has been a rough one, participates in a rehabilitation program due to property damage and theft she committed. She is to spend a month with an astronomer who develops a telescope, Dr. Julius, as his maid. “I’ll never submit to a man of power and money!” She doesn’t believe men at all, and she challenges him with a bet that he’ll succumb to her seduction. She’s sure of her victory. But he sees pain, sorrow and strength in her eyes.