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345 Variants
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Roalfe Cox

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Grundtvig, S., Unpublished Collection. (Told by the Baroness Jeanina Stampe, Praesto, Zealand.)

(The little Shoe).


Unnatural father -- Old woman aid -- Countertasks -- Magic dresses--Heroine disguise (as poor girl)--Heroine flight--Menial heroine (kitchen-maid) -- Meeting-place (church) -- Threefold flight --Lost shoe-- Heroine quest--Happy marriage--Father attends wedding.


(1) King wants to marry his own daughter.-- (2) She weeps thereat, and is counselled by an old woman to ask her father for a silver dress, a gold dress, and a pair of matchless shoes. With these she runs away clad as a poor girl, and takes situation at the castle o help the cook.-- (3) She is left to attend to the dinner whilst cook goes to church; but goes to church herself in her silver dress. King inquires who she is. She only says, "Light before me, darkness behind me None shall see whither I go!" and vanishes.-- (4) The same thing happens the following Sunday when she wears her gold dress.-- (5) The third Sunday she wears her matchless shoes and loses one, by means of which king discovers her.-- (6) He marries her. Her father is invited to the wedding.

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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