When Blue Beard was away, all Fatima’s friends came to see her. She showed them the rooms, and what a beautiful house it was; but she did not open the door of the little room.

The friends went away. Then Fatima said, "Shall I open the door of that little room now? Why did he say, "Do not open it’? I want to see what is in the little room."

Fatima took the key; she went to the door of the little room, and opened it. In the room she saw all Blue Beard’s other wives. They were dead! 

The key fell from her hand. When she took it up there was a red mark on it.