Now on the long road out of town, Old Boy and the couple passed by a hut thatbelonged to a queer old woman who lived by herself. People were afraid of thiswoman because she had the reputation of being a witch, which she was. As the triowere passing, the old witch came out of her hut and called them over.“I heard your wish,” she said, “and I can help you but it will cost youmoney.”“We have no money to spare,” said the old man.“You have a very ﬁne donkey,” said the witch putting her hand on Old Boy.“I could never part with Old Boy,” said the wood cutter, “he is our friend.”But Old Boy heard this and got an idea of his own. Old Boy stopped in histracks and nothing that the old couple could do would get Old Boy moving again.They tried pushing the donkey from behind. They tried pulling on his lead. Theytried both pushing and pulling together but Old Boy would not budge.