Archiv für Slavische Philologie. Berlin, 1877. Pp. 623-24. Variant from Mikulicie. Pp. 23-28.
Death-bed promise--Deceased wife's ring marriage test-- Unnatural father--Sun aid--Counter-tasks--Magic dresses -- Father deluded with ducks' splashing--Heroine disguise (as beggar)--Heroine flight--Menial heroine (cinder-girl at palace)--Meeting-place (ball) -- Token objects named -- [Threefold flight]--Lovesick prince--Recognition food, contains half of ring given at ball--Happy marriage.
(1) Dying wife gives king a ring; he must marry none whom it does not fit.-- (2) It fits his daughter.-- (3) He must procure her in turn a sun, a moon, and a star dress.-- (4) The sun counsels heroine to delude father by means of ducks.-- (5) She escapes to another kingdom clad as a beggar, and is engaged as cinder-girl at the palace.-- (6) Prince gives balls, at which she appears in the three dresses. He falls in love with her, and asks whence she comes. She gives answers, "Lopatov-Grad" (Coal-shovel Town), "Pepeskov-Grad" (Poker-Town), "Kjescev-Grad" (Tongs-Town). At the third meeting she receives a ring from prince, who falls ill because he cannot find her.-- (7) When his life is in danger, she breaks the ring in half, and lets one piece slip into the bowl containing invalid's broth.-- (8) Recognition and marriage follow.
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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