Young Leo comes from a poor family. In the summer of 1900 Leo will spend their summer vacation in the holiday house of his classmate Marcus Maudsley. The latter, unlike Leo, comes from a wealthy family. Marcus gets sick, Leo befriends his sister, Marian, to get engaged with a war veteran, against his will. Leo accepts to be its messenger, to bring the love letters from the farmer Ted is in love. Leo’s actions have dire consequences on the two and 50 years later, Leo and Marian meet again.