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Finnoise. MS. Collections. By A. Reinholm. No. II, 39.
"THE TWO YOUNG LADIES AND CINDERELLA."
Ill-treated heroine (by elder sisters)--Going to church, sisters refuse (1) to milk cow, (2) to take bread from oven, (3) to shear sheep, because for five weeks they have washed hands with soap and new milk. Heroine milks cow and gets milk, takes bread from oven and keeps it, shears sheep and gets wool--Magic dresses--Lost shoe (found by general's son)--Shoe marriage test--Happy marriage.
(1) Two young ladies go to church; Cinderella, their sister, stays at home.-- (2) The two meet a cow, which says, "If you milk me, you shall have milk as reward." "What are you thinking of? For five weeks we have been washing our hands with soap and new milk; is it likely we should milk you?" A little further on they see an oven. "If you take bread out of oven, you shall have it as reward." Same rejoinder from girls. They meet a sheep with shears round its neck. "If you shear me, you shall have wool as reward." Same answer.-- (3) Cinderella sets out by the lime sisters are in church. She meets cow, milks it, and gets milk; takes the bread from the oven and keeps it; shears the sheep and gets wool.-- (4) Then she gets lovely clothes as well. She loses a shoe, which is found by a famous general's son.-- (5) He says the woman who can wear shoe shall be his betrothed. It will not go on the two young ladies' feet, but it fits Cinderella perfectly.-- (6) The general's son marries her.
Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.
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