Mr. Higgins runs an antique store in middle America. He is lonely and wishes that Sparkles, a clown doll that came from Germany at the end of World War II, would come to life and play with him. On the night before Memorial Day weekend, while Mr. Higgins is working late, a wind comes through the store and a book, written in a strange language, appears next to the clown. Mr. Higgins sits down to read the pages aloud where the wind has opened the book. It's an incantation, and Sparkles comes to life. The next morning, sheriff's deputy Harlen stops by to say howdy and finds a bloody scene. He draws his gun and calls the paramedics. What has been going on? Is there any hope?