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345 Variants
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Roalfe Cox

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Archiv für Slavische Philologie. Berlin, 1877. Variant from Valjavec. No. XII. Pp. 44-47.



Unnatural father--Help at mother's grave--Counter-tasks-- Magic dresses--Devil aids father--Heroine disguise (wooden figure)--Heroine flight--Heroine dwells three years with Vilas in the forest; leaves them, and meets three princes--Menial heroine (cinder-girl at court of eldest prince)--[Meeting-place-- Lovesick prince] --Recognition food, contains ring--Happy marriage.


(1) Daughter gets advice at mother's grave.-- (2) First dress has sun, moon, stars, and all the heavens upon it. Devil helps father to obtain it, and he draws it out of a nut-shell. Second dress is like the sea, with fishes swimming in it. King produces it out of a hazel-nut shell.-- (3) Third request is for a hollow man, made of wood, and so contrived that none shall find entrance into it. On the eve of wedding, heroine takes magic dresses, and escapes in wooden figure to the forest, where she falls in with vilas, and remains three years with them.-- (4) Then, taking leave of them, she wanders further through the forest, where she is met by three princes.-- (5) Subsequently she lives at the court of the eldest prince as cinder-girl.-- (6) The story proceeds in the usual manner. Recognition comes about by means of ring.

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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