On the wide road leading straight into the country, the wise old woman unfolds her cloak -- and releases from within its folds the Princess Rosamund. When the girl opens eyelids swollen from weeping, she sees nothing familiar. City and palace -- gone! Soon she and the wise old woman arrive at a cottage, one that seems to have a mind of its own -- to the infinite displeasure of the spoiled young girl! Master tale-spinner George MacDonald writes of the palaces and furze-covered hills of mystic old Scotland in his delightful novel of court and countryside, A Double Story. It is a story of two very spoiled girls, a princess and a peasant, who are kidnapped by a strange woman for a lesson in life. They may not emerge the same but will their parents be changed for the better too?