An early human worships fire because it makes him comfortable and powerful. Unable to make fire himself he finds it and tries to keep it safe. As an artist, he uses the embers to draw his visions on the rocks where he lives. Lately he has been dreaming of a god who tells him how to make fire himself. In the morning he draws what she teaches him, sketching her image and lessons. In the realm of the gods, Nature argues with her daughter Ingenuity who has been visiting the human in his dreams. Nature believes that fire belongs to the gods and should not be handled by humans. Ingenuity’s son Mischief sneaks up on her and steals a rat from inside her symbolizing the sneaky sides of humans that will distort the gift of their survival.