In a city of Greenwich Village there lives two artists women called Sue and Johnsy. In the cold winter the disease of Pneumonia attacked the Greenwich Village which affected the community as well as Johnsy who became extremely ill.
There is one leaf left in the tree and Johnsy believes she will die.
Sue, Johnsy and old Behrman are struggling artist who's dreams are one day becoming a master. Old Behrman only works in paintings for advertisements. Johnsy is ill and she is set to die when the last leaf falls. Johnsy wants to look at the leaf fall but Sue does not want that to happen which eventually makes Johnsy look at the wall and ask Behrman to assist Johnsy by painting the last leaf on the wall so she will not see the last leaf falling.
When there's one leaf left.
Leaf stays the same, Johnsy gets little better
Sue tells Johnsy that the leaf was fake and that it was painted by Behrman. Simply died with pneumonia.