The people of ancient Baghdad regarded the rich miser, Abu Kassim, with scorn. One day at the public baths, a trickster took Abu's slippers and left the exquisite ones of the revered magistrate in their place. Thus the stingy man's troubles begin. First, he is sued for theft. Then, each time he tries to dispose of his ragged footgear, it returns with new trouble. Nearly poverty stricken, he confesses that he has learned his lesson, and begins to lead a richer life.