A woman befriends an ugly man who works for her as a servant. The town tailor wants her as his wife and so the ugly servant resolves to protect her from his evil, but the tailor succeeds in leaving Otto to die in the black dungeon. As he is leaving the cemetery, he still hears Otto's voice trailing after him promising to protect the young lady...always. The woman is forced into an unwanted marriage with the brutish tailor who keeps her prisoner in her own home. To cheer herself up, she clothes one of the ugly tailor's dummies and refers to it as "Otto". One day, her husband becomes violent with her and the dummy gets up and strangles him.
An aging actor offers to "sell his soul" for the chance to be young again and woo the beautiful young girl of his eye. No sooner does he utter the words, when a mysterious man appears at his door offering him a jug of water he claims is from the fountain of youth. He says he will claim payment...later...and vanishes. The actor is doubtful it could actually work, but drinks from the jug anyways and finds to his surprise that he is a young man once again. The first thing he thinks to do to drive to the young lady's house and propose for a second time that day, but when he arrives and proposes she laughs at him again. He demands to know why she is laughing and she says "This is rich! Two proposals in one day. One from an old man and one from a boy. Even little boys fall for me!" The actor realizes it's true and he's still getting younger even as a boy. He fears venturing into the night for he knows the sinister creature is waiting to collect his soul.