A desperate king orders Rupert brought to his castle and sends Little Bear on a quest to rescue his daughter. Others have failed to find her, but a brave Rupert promises "I will try." Along the way he encounters various characters who provide clues how to find the princess and save her. Rupert outwits an ogre, a dragon (with an unusually kind nature) and three witch sisters. In the end, Rupert finds the princess, imprisoned in the witches' garden as a golden flower, and escapes with her. The king is eternally grateful and, at Rupert's request, returns Little Bear home to his family.