The story of Ouseph, a poor farmer, and Kannan, his ox. For the poor farmer, Kannan is a member of the family. The attraction of social forces and the new ways of exploitation have not spared Ouseph. He had to mortgage his paddy rice and sell his beef to find the dowry and expenses for his daughter’s marriage. The unexpected rendezvous of Ouseph with Kannan among the beasts marked of slaughter, kept outside the municipal building, shocked him. He takes Kannan home to be scolded by his wife and daughter.