Happily-ever-afterwards adventures tell about a juggler's assistant who married a princess in olden day China. Ting Ling had led a hard life but the abuses wreaked upon him by a driving master made him a clever lad, able to do all sorts of things. One day Princess Dar Ling, jealously guarded daughter of the fat, cruel emperor Wo Ti, happened to be passing through a town at the very monent when Ting Ling was on a tightrope wire between two roof tops. He falls into her palanquin, passes five tests requiring remarkable bravery and wit, the last one of which shocks Wo Ti to death, and marries Dar Ling for a long and happy rule over China. Very pleasant.