A tongue-in-cheek retelling of a favorite folktale follows the adventures of Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Rooster, four worn-out farm animals who seek their fortunes as musicians and find a comfortable robber’s den in the woods.
When the Chlars invade the peaceful village of Ettai, it is Forri the baker who comes up with an ingenious plan to save his fellow townspeople.
On Christmas Eve, a young boy enters an ice-webbed forest, where he encounters an old blind man who is hunting the wonderous and elusive white stag.
The king of the storks grants the drummer three wishes for carrying him across the river.
The youngest of three sons outwits the fairy thieves who stole his mother’s tapestry and marries one of the fairies he has rescued.