A young man walks his dog on the railway track. Out of curiosity, he walks into a tunnel and, to his surprise, discovers a very old man lying under his duvet in bed, lit by a lamp and surrounded by numerous objects and photographs. The old man is satisfied with his tunnel-life; the only thing he minds is that the place is drafty. The young man cannot understand how the passing trains get out of his way, but the old man cuts him short, recalling instead his long-gone sport career and a girl he loved. In his opinion, one must only want and trust in oneself - then, one can achieve everything. The old man's lover on the photograph strikingly resembles the young man's desired girl. The sound of the coming train is heard from the distance. The young man runs out of the tunnel at the last moment and moves off the track. Upon his return to the tunnel, the old man only frets and fumes at the train to blow his collection of post stamps from his album. Yet another train is heard and the youth decides to stay with the old man to reveal the secret. The train has passed by and a dog on the rails sadly sniffs around the remains of the young man's body.
In the Tunnel