The King of the Goths is dead. The Pope, following a heavenly prophecy and also realizing that he has to promote change in his empire, places the peasant Bamba on the throne. A new human and peaceful age seems to have dawned for a short time, but the belligerent Moors are facing the borders of Spain, which has been disarmed and defenseless. Bamba wakes up from his dream of a happy kingdom and plows the stony field again ...

Rickshaw Boy is a novel by the Chinese author Lao She about the life of a fictional Beijing rickshaw man. It is considered a classic of 20th-century Chinese literature. The story is about the rickshaw man "lucky son" who came to Beijing in the 1930s as a poor peasant boy. He works as a simple labourer and saves so that he can afford his own rickshaw and become an "independent" and "free" person. Despite all efforts, he fails because of the circumstances and himself.

Florida, 1830 - Of all eastern Native American tribes, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life. But white plantation owners, angry at the increasing numbers of black slaves fleeing to Seminole protection, want to take their land. Plantation owner Raynes, in particular, has convinced the military to wipe out the Seminoles. His rival Moore, a sawmill owner from the North who has a Seminole wife, is against slavery and considers it unprofitable.