Though they know love on page one, the tailor and his beloved will not marry. His leg becomes crippled, and she does not have time to wait for the wedding four months away. Her father insists she marry the rich miller. A child, Saskia, is born. This child can spin beautiful yarns on her spinning wheel. Now the crippled man is back, and his path will cross with hers. Rumpelstiltskin returns to us through this tale.