Thanks to the Budapester Kinderschutz Liga, a child welfare organization, Marika, the little daughter of a poor family living in the Hungarian village of Mezókövesd, is able to spend a holiday in Holland along with hundreds of other Hungarian children. She is lovingly received by a farmer's family. Marika understands no Dutch and, for the family, Hungarian sounds so strange. What can be done to make the little girl feel at home? The farmer and his family start to sing a psalm the child must have heard in her village. Marika listens attentively and then joins in. The hearts have found each other! After some months, when her health has been fully restored, Marika goes back home. After her departure she is sadly missed by the Dutch family. Her foster-father decides to go to Hungary to convey to Marika greetings from her Dutch mother, brothers and sisters. On arrival, he finds that Marika's father is dying. The foster-father promises him that he will take care of Marika and her little brother. The film ends with a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina, the personification of Holland's heart.
- Marika's father
G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), p. 252