Another in my "Rapunzel" series finished ! The text for this page reads
So at dusk over he got, but when he reached the other side he drew back in terror, for there, standing before him, was the old witch.
"How dare you," she said, with a wrathful glance, "climb into my garden and steal my rampion like a common thief ? You shall suffer for your foolhardiness."
"Oh!" he implored, "pardon my presumption; necessity alone drove me to the deed. My wife saw your rampion from her window, and conceived such a desire for it that she would certainly have died if her wish had not been gratified."
The witch does have a point don't you think, he could have asked first.