Peer, teenager, is lazy and scoundrel to women. He abducts and seduces a young girl who is the daughter of the Mountain King. Sisters vow to avenge her. Peer becomes a fugitive and takes up with a girl he once loved (Solveig). But he eventually heads off for more adventures for many years, including cavorting with an Arabian girl, Anitra. He returns home many years later to find that Solveig, now a middle-aged woman, is still faithful to him.