An old woman confuses a burglar for her nephew and forces him to help her with a very boring, yet edifying chore.
Fabio is a young and awkward thief who one night breaks into the house of an old woman to steal silverware and jewels. However, he is caught up in the act by the owner Mara, who – both for her sight problems and naivety – confuses him for her grandson Giacomo. The old lady forces him to write Christmas greetings with nib and inkwell, although it’s still August. The last card will be dedicated to an unexpected person, teaching Fabio an important lesson for his future.