After the death of his father, young Carabas leaves home to seek his fortune with the evil landlord's cat. To his amazement, the cat actually speaks to him and devises a plan to help him get rich. First, the cat must wear Carabas' boots. Then the cat fabricates Carabas as a Duke and gains the favour of the King when he delivers gifts on behalf of his master. When Carabas finally admits the facade, the King disregards his confession and gives him his daughter's hand in marriage.