From girlhood through her marriage, Flo outgrows five major faults: pride, envy, fickleness, extravagance and jealousy. First, she gets rid of her excessive pride when the butcher's daughter almost dies after Flo rejects her from an exclusive school club. Then, Flo covets a friend's diamond, but when the jewel is stolen and Flo is falsely accused, her envy vanishes, even though she is cleared of the charge. After her engagement, a brief flirtation almost leads to a fatal car accident that cures Flo of fickleness. Then, when Flo's extravagance comes close to ruining her father, she comes to understand that she must be careful with money. Finally, when Flo realizes that she has mistaken her husband's kindness for an affair with another woman, she loses her jealous streak, and a now faultless Flo can settle down to a happy married life.