Attractive widow Jeanne tells Charles that she is getting married again and kicks him, along with his dog, out of her house. She has been his mistress since her husband's death; the two men had been best friends during their service in the navy. With no other resource except a tiny pension, it's the street that awaits Charles and his dog. No hand reaches out to him and his dignity forbids him to hold out his own. When the pair of man and animal find themselves alone on the railway tracks while a rattling train bears down upon them, they wonder if itt signal the end or the beginning of a new life.