In the rush of a flood Sophie is carried away and is rescued by a strange
old woman. The old woman renames her Saffi, the name of her cat, and raises
her as if she were her own daughter.
After the death of his father, Jónás is reared by wandering Gypsies. Jónás
goes to see his heritage, a castle, and finds it lying in ruins. The dream
of his life seems devastated. He is driven by hunger to the hut of the old
woman, and he first thinks she is a witch and her cat and daughter, the two
Saffis, the same person.
Jónás first looks for his wife elsewhere but after a lot of intrigue and
confusion it dawns on him that Saffi is the only girl for him. Jónás and
Saffi get married at a lavish wedding feast. In due time, Saffi gives birth
to little Saffi.