This is a story of a princess whose beauty is such that no man can love her with his heart but only his eyes; this creates a sadness within the princess that is felt by the angels who live within the clouds. The tears of the angels fill the clouds with rain, which falls upon the land, causing it to flood. The king, in turn, sends three knights beyond the city walls into unknown lands to find a man of such character as to love the princess with true heart.
Soon after, three friends, a carpenter, a blacksmith, and a farmer, have an epiphany to join the knights on their quest. One of the three is married to a woman whose name is Sara. As the story progresses, the princess and Sara form a friendship that evolves into a romantic relationship.