Brother Who Gets to the Bottom of It

My two older brothers fell asleep but I did not. I stayed awake through the night, and I saw the hawk that has been breaking through the church window. I shot it in the wing. It fell right here, under this great stone, where an abyss has opened up.

I wonder what is down there. There is only one way to find out! My brothers lower a rope with a pine-wood light on one end, and I go down with it. The torch light falls on dirty, grey stone walls. When I reach the bottom, the cavern opens. I walk a little way, and come into a meadow where green trees are growing and exquisite flowers are blooming.

In the middle of the meadow stands a huge stone castle with an iron gate. The gate is wide open. I wonder what is in there. There is only one way to find out....

Brother Who Gets to the Bottom of It in The Three Brothers, Yellow Fairy Book