The husband said to the old man: ‘I come to ask whether you know anything of my little boy, who was placed in a box and set to float down the stream.’ The old man replied: ‘One day, my daughter found a box with a little boy in it.’
And from the window a lovely goddess popped out her head and said: ‘What has happened is in no way your fault. Your beauty has caused a wicked fox to fall in love with you.’
The only thing you can do to recover your proper shape is to climb to the top of this pine-tree, and fling yourself down. Then you may, perhaps, become a human being again.