In the village Karrild on earth mother gives birth Countess Sonia Hard Borg (Birgitte Federspiel), and a young unmarried woman Marta one daughter each. Marta dies after birth, so the little girl Betina come under care. The case will be that the two girls' path crossed 17 years later. Betina living as a home for orphaned girls, which is adjacent to the cargo Hard Borg. One day the young Countess Maria (Mimi Heinrich) a trip, here take she Betina (Malene Schwartz), the two girls become friends, and discover to their mutual astonishment, that they both take up 17 years next day. Maria invites Betina to visit her at the Hard Borg, to greet her parents Sonia and Otto Hard Borg (Emil Hass Christensen) and her brother Count Flemming (Ebbe Langberg). Betina's father Frank Jensen (Poul Reichhardt) has been working in the estate's woods, and as the two girls come to visit him, he gets a shock, Maria Betina mother's express image.