A young widower, Germain, lives with her parents and three beautiful children. His stepfather drives him to remarry for the sake of children. Germain agrees to visit a widow from a nearby area looking for a new husband. He agrees to accompany Mary, a girl who has found a place on a farm in the same area. A children Germain Petit-Pierre, managed to follow them. Marie takes care of him like a real mother. While a storm breaks, they take refuge in the forest and camped on the edge of a pond. Marie Germain and talk, trust and approach each other in this place of enchantment. Once there, Germain faces a disappointment: the widow has several suitors, and Germain feels humiliated by this competition. For its part, the farm owner tries to abuse of Mary, who fled into the woods with the son of Germain.