Woman gives birth to gourd; exposes it in forest, not knowing lovely girl is inside--Prince finds talking gourd, takes it home. When refusing to take " Little Gourd" to ball, gives her (1) whip, (2) kick, (3) slap. (Magic dresses)--Meeting-Place (ball)--Token objects named--Three-fold flight--Love-sick prince-- Recognition food (contains presents given at hall)--Happy marriage.
(1) Woman gives birth to a gourd, according to augury, but does not know that there is a lovely girl inside, and exposes it in the forest.-- (2) King's son finds a talking gourd, and takes it home.-- (3) King gives three balls; heroine appears at each in a different dress. Prince falls in love with her, and gives her (1) ring, (2) bracelet, (3) pin. When prince was refusing to take Zucchettina to balls he gave her (1) a whipping, (2) kick, (3) box on the ear. Zucchettina changes her country every night, and names Whip, Kick, Slap. -- (4) Love-sick prince will not eat; Zucchettina prepares his breakfast, and puts in objects given at balls.-- (5) Prince discovers who she is, and 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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