Then he spoke to the reindeer and patted it on the head, and bade it come with him to Louhi.
Then Louhi asked him to tell her who he was of all the great heroes.
Thus were Louhi's two first attempts at revenge unsuccessful.
Then Louhi asked him to relate his adventures, and he told her all that had happened to him.
Soon they drew near to Louhi's dwelling, and the watchdogs began to bark more loudly than they had ever done before.
Louhi replied: 'Only to him who can forge the magic Sampo for me will I give my daughter.'
So he went off to the maid again, and told her what old Louhi had demanded of him.
Saying this she hurried off, and went straight to Louhi's house.
And he hired some of Louhi's men to work the bellows and keep putting fuel on the fire.
Then Louhi answered the third time: 'I will tell thee the truth.