sun rises in the East: a new day is dawning. Merrily, Daan
and Dirkje lay the table. But when, after having said their
prayers, they fetch the breadbasket, it proves to be all empty.
They never were rich in their hurnble life, but this time
they are flat broke and starvation lies in wait for them.
Daan and Dirkje, surrounded by their animals, are stricken
with grief. They look for a way out and
for a solution.
however, selling their beloved animals seems to be the only
way out of their difficulties. But it is the hardest decision
they have ever had to take in their whole life. Starvation
and death, or the renunciation of their only valuable possessions...
But then the horses and the dogs, the duck and the goat, the
pig, the rabbit and the sheep turn out to have their own ideas.
They don't take things for granted and follow their own initiative.