Candelario, a rugged unemployed man, calls on Don Lazaro, the owner of a farm estate, and asks for a place to stay in return for his labors; before too long, the extremely capable Candelario is managing the entire farm. Lazaro's wife, Chabela, finds Candelario appealing, and the two are soon embroiled in a romance. When Lazaro attempts to put an end to this dalliance, he suffers an accident that diminishes his mental age to that of a child.

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