In this example of a sub-genre of 'Cinderlads' a young Irish boy runs away from the cruelties of a new step-mother and her three daughters. Like his female counterpart, he is aided by a magical being, and defeats a giant and a dragon which threatens a princess. After she has searched the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot left at the scene (!) Becan is chosen to be her husband. Colour illustrations by Loretta Krupinski.