A farmer has a pear tree, a hen and three daughters. Every year, he must deliver three baskets of pears to the king, but one year, he can't fill the third basket and so hides his youngest daughter inside instead.
The prince falls in love with the girl, but his father is opposed to the marriage and gives the farmer's daughter the difficult task of fetching the treasure chest from the tower of the winds. With the prince's help, she is able to complete the challenge in spite of the king's resistance.
This animated puppet film is based on the Italian fairy tale "Marghueritina."