Description:01 44 07 00 France, 1910s. On the bridge of a French navy ship, the young sailor is decorated for his courage and his merit, honored with a ceremony. The commander shakes his hands. Close-up: a written document which explains that the young ship's boy has saved a girl from drowning. Later, a young lady writes a letter in her richly decorated bedroom bourgeois. Close-up: letter which recounts her feelings about a young man. She seems to be in love. Meanwhile, an insistent young man enters the room. He seems to desire her, but to a degree that borders on violent and frightening. He scares the young lady, who chases him out of her room and then collapses in tears.