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345 Variants
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Ill-treated heroine (by step-mother and step-sisters)--Menial heroine--Hearth abode--Fairy aid--Magic dress--Carriage, etc., provided by means of transformations--Meeting-place (ball)-- Flight--Lost shoe--Shoe marriage test--Happy marriage.


(1) Heroine ill-treated by stepmother, who makes her do menial work and sit in chimney-corner, wherefore she is called "Cendrillon".-- (2) Sisters go to a ball, and she must dress them. Left alone, she weeps, and a fairy appears to comfort her, and by means of various transformations provides carriage of servants to take her to ball. She touches Cendrillon with her wand, and her rags turn to gorgeous clothes and shoes. Prince dances with her all the evening, and she leaves at midnight. No one has seen her pass.-- (3) Prince sends servants to track her. She drops a shoe in her flight.-- (4) Prince will wed the owner. All the princesses and grand ladies try shoe in vain. Cendrillon wants to try also, and is laughed at. But shoe fits her, and fairy appears, strikes her with wand, and she is clad as at the ball.-- (5) Prince 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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