Once upon a time there was a kind merchant who had three daughters. The youngest, Beauty, who had a heart of gold, loved to work in her garden. One day a terrible storm struck and once the storm had cleared, Beauty’s father headed off to check on his ship. While returning home, another storm struck and raged all night, so he found shelter in a strange palace. The next morning, as the merchant was leaving, he picket a single flower from the garden for Beauty, which imprisoned him with the resident of the enchanted palace, the Beast. When his horse returned alone, Beauty set off to find her father, but what awaited her was a heart that matched her own.