A boy whose mother is in an institution is protected by a happy-go-lucky sailor until he has to leave for a fishing job, encountering unexpected events while at sea. The kid feels alone in the world, but he finds a mysterious, wise and friendly character in a cave and an image of Christ in the beach, from a shipwreck. The town priest wants to take the Christ from the boy and put it in the parish church. The gossip among the people makes things difficult for the boy. The authorities want to decide his destiny. Then miracles begin to happen.