The lazy thing was well pleased at it and thought that now the shower of gold was coming, so Mother Holle led her to the door and as she stood in the doorway, instead of the shower of gold, a great kettle full of pitch was emptied over her. »That is the reward for your service,« said Mother Holle, and shut the door.
So the lazy girl came home all covered with pitch and the rooster at the gate, seeing her, cried,
Our dirty girl has come home too!«
And the pitch remained sticking to her fast, and never, as long as she lived, could it be got off.