As a young girl, Victoria lived with her sister and family in a hut by a forest, on land owned by the Lord of the Manor. Following the death of her father, she is given the opportunity of working in the local inn. Victoria's honesty and ability to read and write, led her to become the Landlady of the village inn. War and pestilence visit the village and shape her memories, while the Blacksmith grounds her in reality. A simple short story from the time when things were simpler, and shorter.