When their mother dies of pneumonia, young Ellie Jay and her sister Dora are left alone in the world. Their womanising father has abandoned them, and they cannot afford the rent on their East End tenement. Terrified of being taken into an orphanage and determined to seek revenge on her father, Ellie cannot turn down an offer of help from Doctor Lowe, a kindly man who sees in Ellie the replacement for his own recently deceased daughter. Though Doctor Lowe's motives are misguided and earn him the wrath of his wife, his kindness offers Ellie and Dora an opportunity to escape the poverty of their background and, ultimately, to make something of themselves. Download and start listening now!