Amelia wants to go to the ball and seemingly nothing will stop her. Even when her husband discovers that she has a lover and demands his name, she only agrees to give it to him if he will then go the ball. After her husband confronts her lover, she demands that they go to the ball. When he refuses, she knocks him out by hitting him over the head with a vase. She then calls the police and blames the incident on a robber who is actually her lover. In the end, she finally attends the ball with her escort, the Chief of Police.