After being treated by doctor Baresi, Roberto will recover and will not go blind. Romeo has sacrificed himself for the sake of his family and must now leave the village. On his way to Milan, Luini tells Romeo to go to the town of Locarno and wait for him there. Along the way, Romeo is mistaken for an apple thief, but is saved by Alfredo, a boy who is also heading to Milan to become a chimney sweep as Romeo. In Locarno, Alfredo’s bag falls into a river after being stolen, so Romeo throws himself into the river to recover it.