The parents could not recall the incantation and were very sad about the loss of their seven sons, but they consoled themselves in some measure with their dear little daughter who soon became strong, and every day more beautiful.

For a long time she was unaware that she had had any brothers, for her parents took care not to mention it.  However, one day by chance she heard some people saying about her:  »Oh yes, the girl's pretty enough, but you know she is really to blame for the misfortune to her seven brothers.«  Then she became very sad and went to her father and mother and asked if she had ever had any brothers, and what had become of them?  The parents could no longer conceal the secret.  They said, however, that what had happened was by the decree of heaven and that her birth was merely the innocent occasion.