The widow Boden has a step-daughter, Mary, whom she abuses, while lavishing every kindness upon her own daughter, Martha. A robber chieftain, who happens along, is much enamored of Mary and buys her with a bag of gold from her stepmother. Then it is discovered that the girl has disappeared. The fact is, she has been transported to fairyland by way of the well, where she is closely observed by Mother Hulda, a wise old fairy, who decides that Mary is just the wife for Prince Charming. The Prince loves Mary and they are betrothed. Mary, however, has a longing to return once more and let her stepmother know that she is still alive. This is granted her. The Widow Boden treats her cruelly and this time she is handed over to the robber chieftain. Martha, meanwhile, has put on Mary's clothes and come to fairyland. But her deception is found out by Mother Hulda in time to prevent her marriage with the Prince. Mary calls on her fairy lover for aid by means of a locket he has given her. He ...
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