Peter Schlemihl sold his shadow one afternoon to a old man in grey cloak for a purse full of gold that could never be emptied. The Devil bowed, picked the shadow from the ground and after carefully folding it, placed it in his pocket.
At the beginning Peter Schlemihl felt happy and enjoyed the life of wealthy man but as more and more people started to notice that he was shadow less, his life turned to suffering.
He began to avoid daylight, open spaces and contact with other people. He lived a solitary life in his house until he lost a loved one due to his curse. After that he disclaimed human race and went to wonder around the world.
This is a tale about his shadow.