The king's son called his servants and bid them carry it away on their shoulders. Now it happened that as they were going along they stumbled over a bush and with the shaking the bit of poisoned apple flew out of her throat. It was not long before she opened her eyes, threw up the cover of the coffin, and sat up, alive and well. »Oh dear! Where am I?« she cried. The king's son answered, full of joy, »You are near me,« and, relating all that had happened he said, »I would rather have you than anything in the world. Come with me to my father's castle and you shall be my bride.« And Snow-White became quite fond of him and went with him, and their wedding was ordained with pomp and great splendour.
But Snow-White's wicked stepmother was also invited to the feast and when she had dressed herself in beautiful clothes she went to her looking-glass and said,
»Looking-glass, looking-glass on the wall,
Who is fairest of us all?«
The looking-glass answered,
»O Queen, thou art of beauty rare,
But the young bride
Is a thousand times more fair.«
Then she railed and cursed and was beside herself with fear and terror. She felt she should have no peace until she went and saw the bride.
And when she stepped into the hall she recognized the bride as her stepdaughter Snow-White. Then red-hot iron shoes were brought and laid down in front of her and the wicked stepmother had to dance in them until she fell down dead.