Gxam, a young man seeking work, is blinded by two of his friends when they steal his food from him. Crows, wonderful birds of God, magically restore his sight. He then continues his quest, and arrives at the home of Death, Malikophu, a supernatural fiend, who immediately sets about to destroy the youth. With the help of Malikophu's daughter, Gxam is able to fend off Malikophu's assaults. Caught between these twin forces of good and evil, Gxam moves to a new identity, as Malikophu is destroyed and Gxam becomes wed to the daughter.