Ha! The little mare has given me the slip, but now I’m back, and I’m on the roof of the palace. I’m watching her comb her long hair in her room. She thinks that she can hide from me, but even if she barricades herself behind seven iron doors, I’ll get to her. I’m getting help from the old woman across the street.

This time, I’ll give the old woman more gold, and make her hide a piece of paper under the princess’s pillow with the magic words: May everyone in the palace, except the princess, fall asleep. Then all the doors will open to me!

Scioravante the Gold-Headed Magician in Cannetella, Grey Fairy Book