Kemeny Andras is tall, handsome and has just inherited a vast fortune.  He is respected and liked by all who live in the village.  He seems to have everything:  except Ilonka, the beautiful daughter of a noble lord. Kemeny is a peasant and therefore not considered to be a suitable match – until one night, disaster strikes.  Loaded with twists, turns and tailspins; the author claimed that the events are based on a true story.