A huntsman is kind to an old woman, who hooks him up with a wishing cloak and the heart of a bird that gives him gold if he swallows it. Things are going great until he reaches a castle where a witch and her daughter live. The witch uses her daughter to manipulate the guy into giving up his cloak and vomiting up the bird’s heart. Abandoned, the guy finds two kinds of lettuce: if you eat one, it turns you into a donkey, and if you eat the other, it turns you back. He goes back to the castle to feed the donkey lettuce to the witch and her daughter for revenge. When they’re donkeys, he puts them to work. The witch dies, but he transforms the daughter back and they get married because she’s loved him all along but was forced by her evil mother to mislead him.
She even offers to vomit up the bird’s heart for him, but he lets her keep it.