He approached the witch and told her about his terrible situation. “I do not want my daughter to be friends with the prince. She is too young for love. Make the prince leave her alone, witch. This instant!” he exclaimed.
“Are you sure this is what you desire?” the witch prodded, spitting as she spoke.
“Yes. I do not want them to marry,” he replied.
He left the witch’s hut satisfied. He returned back home to see Marie and the prince, once again, sitting by the brook talking.