Agnes, a lonely teenage girl, and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farm in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up the union.
Why are you lying on the ground?
Agnes Larbaud: I'm being a scarecrow.
Frederick Larbaud: You will make yourself filthy.
Agnes Larbaud: But they eat all the seeds. It would keep them from the vegetables.
Frederick Larbaud: What would?
Agnes Larbaud: The scarecrow.
Frederick Larbaud: I don't know what you're talking about.
Agnes Larbaud: I'm going to make a scarecrow.
Frederick Larbaud: With...