A writer thinks up a story about aliens from another dimension who pull a man off the street at midnight and then the same thing happens to him, but the men identity themselves as FBI men looking for an undesirable alien.
A wealthy miller conducts acts of charity behind a wooden mask, but when events turn for the worse and he has nothing left to contribute, he makes one last trip. As he waits alone with no food, he is surprised to receive gifts from the people he has helped. They tell him that they saw it was him on his last visit, but he says he was wearing the mask. When he takes it out and looks at it, he is astonished to see that it now resembles his face.
A pirate captures a gypsy scow and a gypsy foretells that the captain's experience tomorrow will be to be stuck in a gale and arrested by the Spanish army. A day goes by uneventfully, but the next day, the prophecy comes true and the captain resolves to hunt down the Gypsy for working her magic on Thursday instead of Wednesday as she said. His Spanish jailers inform him that it is Wednesday, as the gale has pushed his ship across the international date line.