Determined to rescue their father, Lacey and her sisters search for a way to get into the palace. They go to a nearby magical village and ask an old goblin-like woman. She tells them that they must pretend to be beggars and appeal to the king. Otherwise, they will not be permitted. As they leave, the queen sneaks up behind them and attacks them, telling them that they will fail. However, the sisters see through her disguise and note that the queen is really a pretty maid. They try dancing from stone to stone, but Lacey's stone does not work.
As the princesses despair of ever saving their father, Violet and her pet fawn, Opal, find a way into the palace. The fawn saves their lives as they get caught in a trap for royal pets: the Duke of Slights insists all royal animals be captured alive. The four sisters pretend to be sick. Violet has trouble communicating, but it is enough for her to be all that Rowena wants -- she has the spare prince in all the world for her to accept. Rowena makes a promise that she will return him back later, though she doesn't know when.
The king soon discovers that his daughters have disappeared, but his surprise, when he discovers Rowena behind his shoulder, turns into confusion. The king believes that Rowena is just as she seems, a sweet, innocent child. He is so relieved that she has been captured instead of Genevieve that he allows the woman to live; he had planned to kill her, but she gave him a chance to make amends.
The sisters soon learn that their father still has no memory of them. They secretly return to the castle and tell their mother that the seven sisters are to be allowed to attend their father's birthday party together. Rowena, who has assured that her father will never get to know the truth, argues with him about it, but he agrees. d2c66b5586