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The pretty and frail Elsie Leeson rents the "skylight room," the cheapest room in Mrs. Parker's New York boardinghouse. While barely supporting herself as a typist and copyist, Elsie spends her nights sitting on the boardinghouse porch, admiring the sky and chatting about her favorite star, which she has named "Billy Jackson." Although she is favored by the men boarders and envied by the women, Elsie's job orders continue to fall off until she is completely penniless. One night, weakened by a lack of food and sleep, Elsie collapses in her room while watching "Billy Jackson" through her skylight. Found the next morning by a sympathetic boarder, Elsie is rushed to the hospital where, as reported in the newspaper the following day, she is cared for by a concerned intern named Billy Jackson.