A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.
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[last lines, in a voiceover
Hear the tolling of the bells/ Iron bells!/What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!/In the silence of the night/How we shiver with affright/At the melancholy menace of their tone/For every sound that floats/From the rust within their throats/Is a groan/And the people... ah, the people/They that dwell up in the steeple/All alone/And who tollling, tolling, tolling/In that muffled monotone/Feel a glory in so rolling/On the human heart a stone/They are ...
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