The Scottish Princess
The Scottish Princesses dad, a lord; has lost his leg to a bear. And is married to Lady Elina, they have three mischievous boys (triplets), who are brothers to our Scottish Princess.
One evening, a messenger brings word that the 3 neighboring clans have accepted the offer to fight for The Scottish Princesses hand in marriage. Naturally, the young woman is not at all happy with this situation. Elina explains to her daughter that the clans must be kept in harmony, or chaos may reign. But everyone is shocked when The Scottish Princess appears before everyone, claiming that since she's a first-born as well, she'll be 'fighting for her own hand.'
The Scottish Princess claims she does not want to be like her mother, and in anger, slashes a tapestry depicting the family, slicing a hole between her and her mother in the piece.
The Scottish Princess flees to the forest, where she comes across a circle of stones, and several willo-the-wisps. Following them, she finds a small cottage inhabited by an old woman. The old woman claims she is just a wood carver, but The Scottish Princess soon realizes she's actually a witch!The Scottish Princess eagerly asks for a spell to change her mother, so the witch brews a concoction that produces a small pie. The Scottish Princess is instructed to give it to her mother, and she eagerly ruses off to do so.
Returning to the castle, The Scottish Princess encounters her mother in the kitchen, and eagerly gives her the pie, but after one bite, Elina claims she does not feel well.
So she happily leads her mom to her chambers, but soon her happiness that her mother will change turns to shock...when her mother turns into a black bear!
The two manage to find the witch's hovel, but find it is now empty. A message left for the princess tells that the Witch has gone away until the next Spring, and that the spell will become permanent within 2 sunrises. However, if she wants to reverse the effects, she has heed some specific words, in regards to 'mending.' she is unsure just what this means.
The witch's spell mentioned mending, and so she mends the tapestry she cut the day before, her mother was transformed back into a human just in time.
They all lived Happily Ever After.