Stepmother and her daughter gave Mara difficult things to do. One day Mara’s stepmother gave to Mara a huge heap of wool to spin. Mara had to do that for this day. She went to meadow and she spun wool. On the end of day she saw that a heap was huge yet. She started to cry. Cow, who was her mother, came and asked her why she was crying. Mara told that she didn’t dare to return home because she couldn’t spin wool. After those words, cow started to chew wool and thread appeared from her ear. Mara wound up thread in a spool. She was happy and returned to home. Stepmother was surprised and she didn’t say anything. Next day she gave Mara more wool to spin than the day before. Mara and her mother did same that the day before and Mara again was successful. Third day Mara’s stepmother followed Mara and saw how she spin wool.
Next few days, Mara’s stepmother required from Mara’s father to kill a cow who was Mara’s mother. He said that he would do that. Mara heard that and she cried for whole day. She told her mother what her ex husband would go to do. Mara’s mother told: “Don’t worry. If they kill me, you won’t eat my meat.