A Lithuanian fairy tale, this version is from Tales of The Amber Sea, compiled and translated by Irina Zheleznova in 1974.
One day some washerwomen from a count’s estate were out on the lake rinsing their washing, and they began talking amongst themselves.
“I will only marry a man who is tall and has blue eyes,” said one.
“And I’ll only marry a man who is rich,” said another.
“I don’t care if I’m showered with gold and dressed in silks, I’ll never marry an old man and one I don’t love,” said the youngest and prettiest of them.