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 ...

Many years ago there was a woman who sold vegetables on the market. Her beautiful son, Jakob by name, helped her. One day an old woman came and fiddled with all the goods so that Jakob got too much and he roughly reprimanded the old woman. When he finally took the old woman home with what she had bought, the old woman transformed him into an ugly and unsightly figure. He had to serve the old woman for seven years, but it felt like it had only been a few minutes. When he got back to the market, his mother didn't recognize him and the people in the place mock the deformity.