On an island, at the edge of the woods, a watchman and his bird live a miserable and isolated life. One day a deceptive chance came up to escape the boredom. A truck loaded with a dangerous freight tries to get into the forest. At the checkpoint the watchman has to be bribed with a radio. In his hut he listens to sounds from all over the world. Totally distracted by the new music he neglects his hungry bird as well as his work. Meanwhile a great danger approaches outside the hut. In the night fleeing animals wake him up. The next morning ends this tragic story.