Copenhagen. Two poor boys are sold to a circus and are trained together with two girls. Their first show is a success. Years later, as young adults, they are still together, but work is more and more difficult to find. One day, after one show, a countess invites one of the guys to her home and seduces him. One of the girls, which is in love with him, follows them...
Sequel: Efter Dødsspringet (1912)