In the year 2076 the first flight to Mars finds that Martians have built a replica of a small town as a welcome, but because it is empty, the humans become spooked and leave before the Martians emerge from their caves to greet them.
A man invents a time mirror to display the past events of the person who looks into it. He pretends to be selfish so that a girl who is infatuated with him will profess her love to the self-sacrificing, but poor, man he has challenged to look into the mirror.
Unscrupulous antiques dealer Jasper Ferall discovers the legendary Norns, who appear to be simply three elderly sisters weaving tapestries. But when he tries to take advantage of one's ability to tell the future, he learns that not everything can be foreseen.
When a detective falls into a coma, the fugitive that he has been assigned to apprehend finds that he cannot elude the man. The police chief is happy when the fugitive is delivered over to him and then shocked to find the detective just recovering from his coma.