The latter publicly swore that his wife had not told the truth and that Brunhild had never loved him or he her.
It is true that Siegfried had no love for the haughty Brunhild.
Three and one half weights of iron were wrought therein, the which scarce three of Brunhild's men could bear.
At length Brunhild made up her mind to speak to her husband.
Then ran Brunhild's men to meet them and welcomed the strangers into their mistress' land.
King Gunther smiled to himself at Brunhild's foolish thoughts.
"In sooth, my Lady Brunhild / hath scarce such health to-day As that she might receive you," / the gallant knight did say.
Not Siegfried, but his lady sister had told Brunhild the secret.
Gunther asks for Brunhild, Etzel for Kriemhild without ever having seen one another.
Kriemhild's face was very happy; Brunhild's was dark and frowning.