A sublime confession of fantasy and murder.
Set within the cell of a fortress three criminals fantasise as they await their sentence.
Three prisoners are locked up in the same cell. Green-Eyes has killed a woman and is to be guillotined. Maurice and Lefranc are sentenced for more minor crimes. Maurice has a deep attachment to Green-Eyes, as does Lefranc, but secretly. He also hates Maurice, while feigning to hate Green-Eyes, preferring him to Snowball. Snowball himself is also condemned to death and along with Green-Eyes they are considered the Kings of the prison. In fact their sentence traps them in a solitude and an immense unhappiness which lends them a certain dignity.