The second daughter went into her room to do so and got her toes comfortably in, but her heel was too large. Then her mother handed her the knife saying, »Cut a piece off your heel; when you are queen you will never have to go on foot.« So the girl cut a piece off her heel and thrust her foot into the shoe, concealed the pain, and went down to the prince who took his bride before him on his horse and rode off. When they passed by the hazel bush the two pigeons sitting there cried,
»There they go, there they go!
There is blood on her shoe;
The shoe is too small,—
Not the right bride at all!«
The prince looked at her foot and saw how the blood was flowing from the shoe and staining the white stocking. He turned his horse around and brought the false bride home again.