Giles is a simple (but successful) goatherd and farmer, who wants to marry the local tavern-keeper's daughter. However, the tavern-keeper would prefer that his daughter marry the wealthy merchant's son. Nevertheless, the tavern-keeper promises to give his daughter to Giles, if Giles succeeds in completing a Quest for him. (However, is the tavern-keeper completely scrupulous?). Giles must go forth, for the first time in his life, into the unknown Wilderness, in order to win the hand of his lady fair. He must gather what preliminary knowledge he can, and equip himself, to prepare for the adventure. And then set forth ...