Simon is a respected person in his village. While he is hunting one day a serious accident occurs: he kills a man. In one blow he loses everything: his wife, house and honour. After 3 years in prison he returns and wants to prove himself and others that he is innocent. He tries to regain the attention of the inhabitants by doing dangerous felling work in the wood. But at the last moment when the huge trunks are being transported he is the victim of an accident. In his misfortune he is once again accepted in the village.