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Station-master Roubaud marries a woman who was seduced by her guardian, a judge. He loves her desperately and because the feeling is not reciprocated, and he discovers that he owes his job to the judge's protection and his wife's dishonour, he murders the judge and manages to avoid discovery. A young man comes into their home, an engine-driver who suffers a craving to kill the women he loves. He plots with the wife to kill Roubaud, but his mania overwhelms him.