Giles is out of work and deep in debt after being cheated by a business partner. He is desperate to find a way to support his wife Eleanor and his daughter Anna, but he has no obvious marketable skills or talents. His one wealthy relative lends him tiny sums, and is so unpleasant over it that Giles scarcely dares borrow more.
Then one day, Giles finds a wallet packed with banknotes in the back of a taxi. The conflict between his needy situation and his acute conscience threaten to become Giles' downfall...until a strange and unexpected stroke of fate intervenes to offer him a new route out of his dilemma.