This story is about a girl whose family has lost everything. Despite his young age, Agnes makes an important decision for himself and his family to go to work as a governess. Those close, at first discouraging a young girl, but understanding her resolve, do not resist her impulse. The work of a governess is not an easy job, Agnes Gray on her way gets acquainted with the life, traditions and way of life of different families. Her students are not always obedient and diligent, so the girl has to put up with various difficulties.