The story of Belle is a lesson in obeying your parents.  Belle is a naughty girl who attempts to hide in her room instead of working in the garden like her mother asked.  When her mother comes looking for her, she magically hides on the chessboard.  There she faces many challenges and trials while trying to make it to the far side of the chessboard.  When she finally makes it to the other side, she is whisked back to the real world and made to do her chores.  The moral of the story:  Do what you are told or you will come to danger.