Two friends give up their dreams of becoming priests and eventually marry to hopefully lead fulfilling lives with their respective spouses. One man wishes to become a father and is initially delighted. Suspicions grow that he is not the father of the child, as he suspects his old friend and his own wife of infidelity. His suspicions soon become obsessions, but he keeps his feelings inside. When his friend drowns, his wife grieves at the man's casket. The surviving friend gives his son poison and takes some himself as he finally reveals his fears to his already sad wife. His wife denies the allegations, but she is left alone and the truth is known only to her in this tragic story of jealousy and possessive obsession.