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Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated by Marian Roalfe Cox

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345 Variants
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Zbior wiadomosci do antropologji Krajowej. (Collection de matériaux pour l'antropologie nationale), 15 volumes. Cracow, 1877-92. Vol. xii, pp. 45-48. (Taken down in 1876 by Dr. Karlowicz in the district of Nowogrodek, Government of Minsk. Told in the language of White-Ruthenia; published in Polish.)



Ill-treated heroine, outcast by cousins--Heroine disguise (pigskin cloak)--Heroine takes service with fairy, who discharges her for curiosity, but begifts her--Menial heroine (scullion at palace)--Heroine takes (1) boots, (2) water to king's son; he strikes her--Magic dresses--Meeting-place (church)--Threefold flight--Pitch trap--Lost shoe--Shoe marriage test--Happy marriage.


(1) An orphan is driven from home by the cruelty of her cousins, who give her nothing but a pigskin cloak to cover her.-- (2) She takes service with a fairy, but is punished for curiosity and discharged, taking with her good advice and talismans.-- (3) She next enters king's service as kitchen-maid, dressed in pigskin cloak.-- (4) She takes first boots, and on another occasion water, to king's son, who ill-treats her each time.-- (5) She goes to church in gorgeous dresses given her by fairy, and the prince is struck with her.-- (6) On the third occasion she loses her shoe in the pitch.-- (7) Search is made for the owner, and the 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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