In the middle of the night, the oldest daughter got out of bed and went quietly to the room where the boy had left the goose.
She said to herself, "I will take just one golden feather."
But when she touched the feather, her fingers stuck to the goose and she could not get them away.
Soon the second daughter came to the room, and, seeing her sister, cried out,
"You greedy girl! You want all the feathers for yourself!"
But when she tried to pull her away from the goose, her fingers stuck fast to her sister.
Then the third daughter came into the room, and saw her two sisters there.
She was very angry, for she had planned to take some of the golden feathers herself.
She took hold of her second sister, and at once found that she could not get away.
So the three sisters had to stay together for the rest of the night.
Early in the morning the boy put the goose under his arm and set out for home.
The three daughters of the inn-keeper had to go with him, because their hands were stuck fast.
The boy and the three sisters had not gone far when they met two lads, who called to the boy, "Stop! Set those girls free!"
As he made no answer, the lads took hold of the sisters to pull them away.
But their hands stuck fast, too, and they had to follow.