'The Sapling' is the dramatic poem of an Athenian small neighborhood, where characters and situations are beyond ethography and become social comment. It takes place right after first world war and has as background the yard of a house of the Plaka area. The sapling is Toula, daughter of postman Mr Antonis. She falls in love with Giagkos, a young unemployed small crook. Giagkos will betray her in favor of seducing Eva, who, apart from her beauty, has useful relationships - connections. Toula is pregnant. In front of the dead end, the mediatrice Mrs Katina, who pulls strings, takes action and leads everyone to destruction, by bringing shame upon every moral value: dignity, morality, even love.