Peter Van Horn and his wife, while making a trip on horseback, are killed by accident and a highwayman decides to impersonate Peter. Because Hulda, Peter's little daughter, smiles at him, the highwayman's heart is softened and Instead of putting her out of the way, he takes her to a roadside inn and leaves her in the care of the mercenary innkeeper and his shrewish wife. He then goes to Rotterdam to pose as the heir to the Van Horn estates. Five years later Hulda is very unhappy. The innkeeper and his wife have made a little drudge out of her. She is dressed in rags, made to work hard and frequently beaten. One day Hulda goes to the spring for water. Frightened by a flock of geese, she drops her heavy pitcher and it breaks. Hans, the goose tender, comes to her aid and promises to protect her from the ferocious monsters. Hulda forgets her troubles and she and Hans go dancing to the spring hand in hand. Just as Hulda and Hans have discovered that Hans is a fairy prince and is going to ... Written by
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