Long days and early nights – summer can be boring, boring, boring if you’re a ten-year-old child. Growing up in a sleepy Polish town doesn’t help either. Sure, you have trains, pigeons and toy soldiers to play with but who hasn’t? For Stefek, it’s a welcome relief when he spots the father that abandoned his family when he was born. For his sister Elka, it’s a chance to teach her brother how to bribe fate; proving human hearts are harder to deploy than a load of squabs.