Amy Dorrit spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.
The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An American family moves in and finds the ghost amusing, but a young girl in the family can release him - if she dares.
Gribouille is a half-wit who lives with his sister Caroline. They are orphans. Caroline is a seamstress, but soon becomes a servant in the mayor Mister Delmis's house. There his brother, the village idiot, has problems with their pet parrot.The former mayor's servant, Rose, is good friends with a bad boy, Michel. Caroline falls in love with a gendarme who arrests Michel after a theft.