Giselle is heartbroken when Madame says she is selling her old pony, Domi, for slaughter. The thought of gentle Domi being killed is too much. But things are worse than Giselle knows. Back at home, a restavec trader is waiting. Giselle’s aunt has just sold him the orphans that were forced upon her – Giselle and her little brother. How can Giselle save Domi when she can’t even save herself?