Well, if he meant a "what", why did it matter that it was his daughter that came out first? Why was he upset? Why didn't he just say, "hey daughter", and then wait for an animal to come out of his house? And what would an animal be doing in his house to begin with? Or was he waiting on a servant? He doesn't sound like such a good man to begin with, and if he did have to "light up his daughter" it serves him right for being so blood thirsty.