The year is 1916 and the uprising in Russia against Czar Nicholas the Second, is becoming stronger. Czar Nicolas sends a colonel to suppress the uprising against him.
David, an innkeeper, is a pious Jew dedicated to keeping Shabbos in the most stringent manner.
One Fridaynight, his inn was visited by the colonel of the Czar.
Not wanting to desecrate the Shabbos, David refused to sell the colonel some wine. The colonel, angered by David's refusal, begins to seek revenge. A drunkard shows up one day to the angered colonel and institutes a libel, saying that David assits the Bolsheviks in their uprising. David is arrested and brought to trial.
This is a true story which conveys the mesiras nefesh a Jew had for the Shabbos. It captivates the audience with its suspense and emotion, as David fights for his life, and for the honor of Shabbos.