I just follow orders, so I ain’t gonna give any thought to the fact that I have to slaughter this perfectly good horse.

Then the goose girl comes along and gives me a golden coin. She wants me to nail the head of the horse to the bridge gate after I’m done killing it.

I’ll do it, sure, but I intend to keep quiet about it. I’m rather attached to my own head.

The Slaughterer in The Goose Girl, Grimms. Picture by Thomas Rowlandson.