There was once a king's son who had wooed a maiden. But when they had come to an understanding and were on good terms, he lost all interest in the girl. Now he didn't want to marry her because she wasn't good enough for him. And he thought he would try to be quit of her. But he said he would take her all the same, if she could come to him
Not driving and not riding not walking and not sliding, not hungry and not full, not naked and not clad, nor by day, and not by night.
For he believed she could never manage that. She took three barleycorns and bit them in two, so she was not full, but she was not fasting either. And then she draped a net over herself, so she was not naked and not clad.
She then took a ram and seated herself on its back, so her feet dragged along the ground. Thus she shuffled forward, and then she was not driving and not riding, not walking and not sliding.
And it was in the twilight between night and day. When she reached the guards, she asked to be allowed to talk with the prince, but they would not let her in because she looked such a sight. But the prince was awakened by all the commotion, and came to the window. She shuffled across and wrung off one of the ram's horns; and she took it and, standing up on the ram's back, she knocked on the window with it. So they had to open up and make her into a princess.