In order to avoid a costly war, a marriage is suggested between two rival factions, but the man finds the girl homely and is not interested. Many of the king's court ply their skills at making her beautiful but none succeed until the sorcerer's apprentice is given leave to try his magic. The war still occurs, however, as the girl marries the apprentice.
An artist with a poor memory for details comes across an old man who designs greeting cards with magic ink that makes what is drawn there actually occur. When the artist obtains some of the ink, he draws himself within a vault surrounded by piles of money, but he neglects to include the detail of...a door.