Asbjornsen, P. Chr., og Jorgen Moe, Norske Folke-eventyr. 2nd edition. Christiania, 1852. P. 416. (From Bygland, Norway.)
Ill-treated heroine (by step-mother)--Task (to gather grain from ashes)--Aid from hill-folk.--Magic dresses--[Story proceeds like "Kari Traestak" (see No. 11), except that heroine does not serve in king's castle.]
(1) Widowed king with one daughter marries widowed queen with one daughter. Step-mother ill-treats heroine.-- (2) On Sunday queen and her daughter go to church, and make heroine stay at home. Queen scatters a bushel of pease for heroine to pick up, besides having dinner ready by their return. Heroine goes out to fetch water, weeping.-- (3) A voice from the hillock asks why she cries. She tells the reason, and receives from those in the hillock a brass dress, horse and saddle, and is told to ride to church. The dinner will be cooked and the pease collected by her return. [The story proceeds like "Kari Traestak" (see No. 11), except that heroine does not serve in the king's castle.]
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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