The romantic old knight Don Quixote invents stories to fulfil his need for chivalrous adventures. On his quest to save his (fictional) sweetheart he encounters the young lovers Kitri and Basilio. They’re being kept apart by Kitri’s father, who wants her to marry the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote determines to rescue them. Kitri’s father is duped into giving his blessing, and Don Quixote convinces Gamache that he’d rather marry the barmaid anyway. All rejoice and cheer Don Quixote on his way.