Abel, a little child whose entire lifetime has been surrounded by nature, close to a small village, arrives in the big city after his father's death. In his loneliness, he finds consolation in the company of a beggar who sees everyday on his way to school. The man's glance reminds Abel of his father and his presence seems to ease the grief that Abel feels.
But, the beggar's presence becomes extremely awkward for Abel's brother, Mario. Abel is forced to choose between them, finding himself absolutely alone at the end to go on growing up, and carrying the sad weight of guilt, which his little child's mind still cannot thoroughly understand.