And they all promised to help lemminkainen, and went off to drive the reindeer up to the palace so that he might catch it.
When lemminkainen heard of this, he resolved that he would win her himself.
There he waited until lemminkainen should come, for he knew, by his wizard's skill, that he would come thither soon.
But all her words could not move lemminkainen to release her.
At that the host made a golden marten to catch the squirrel, and lemminkainen a scarlet-coloured fox which ate the golden marten.
So lemminkainen went off, taking with him a golden bridle to put on the horse.
Every one is invited, except lemminkainen, who is passed over as too quarrelsome and ill-mannered.
But lemminkainen just in time began to sing a stronger spell.
At Wainamoinen's order, lemminkainen drew his sword and aimed a mighty blow at the monster, but he missed it and fell overboard.
Then lemminkainen, for it was really he, said: 'I recognise you both now.