Variant of No. 134. Archivio per lo Studio delle Tradizioni popolari. Palermo, 1882, vol. i, pp. 196-200.
II. "LA MARGOFA DI LEGNO."
Deceased wife's ring marriage test--Unnatural father-- Counter-tasks -- Magic dresses -- Heroine disguise (wooden figure)--Heroine flight--Hunting prince takes heroine to palace. She lives in kitchen says she is called wooden lady--Prince heats her with (1) shovel, (2) tongs, (3) bellows--Meeting-place (ball)--Token objects named--Love-sick prince--Recognition food--Happy marriage.
(1) Girl puts on dead mother's ring, and father wants to marry her.-- (2) She asks for three dresses. Then for a wooden figure, and escapes in it.-- (3) Hunting-prince finds figure, and his dogs bark at it. Heroine tells prince she is called the Wooden Lady. He takes her to palace, where she lives in the kitchen.-- (4) She is beaten three times by prince with shovel, tongs, and bellows, and she names these objects at the three balls at which she appears in magic dresses. Prince gives her, at the second and third balls, a ring and a pin.-- (5) She afterwards puts these in food for love-sick prince, and is thus discovered, and married.
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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