"Miss Cal" is an American prima donna who is about to make her début in Germany. The story opens in a London drawing-room, where the most interesting people in the world have been brought together. The story is remarkable for the striking types of English and American character which it presents, and for its wide reach and scope. It is much longer than the usual magazine short story and is crowded with significant and brilliant detail. The story, indeed, is a whole novel condensed into a dozen pages.