Rivista di Litteratura popolare. Torino, Roma, Firenze, 1877. "Novelline di Santo Stefano di Calcinaia." by A. de Gubernatis. No. V, p. 86. (Narrated by girl who had heard it from her mother, a contadina of Empoli.)
Deceased wife's ring marriage test -- Unnatural father -- Fairy aid -- Counter-tasks -- Magic dresses --Heroine flight-- Menial heroine (works in garden)--Meeting-place (ball)--Token objects named--Threefold flight--Love-sick prince--Recognition food--Happy marriage.
(1) Father seeks to marry daughter, because she alone can wear deceased mother's ring.-- (2) Fairy counsels heroine to demand from father dress with sea and fishes, dress like the sun, and dress like the moon and stars.-- (3) She escapes with these, and hires herself to work in garden belonging to noble man with an only son.-- (4) There is a ball. Pellicina asks son to take her with him, he says, "Get up, you mud-scraper (razzola-terra). When he has started, heroine dons sea-coloured dress, and appears at ball. He falls in love, and asks her name. "Mud-scraper," she says.-- (5) Second time she asks to go to ball, he calls her a blockhead (moccicona), which name she gives at second ball, and on the third occasion repeats another opprobrious epithet.-- (6) At the third ball he gives her a ring. She escapes from him, and he falls ill with love.-- (7) His mother fears to lose him. Doctors cannot succour.-- (8) Then heroine makes a pie, and puts in it the ring prince gave her, he sends for girl who made pie; heroine appears in most gorgeous dress, and is recognised.-- (9) Prince is quite cured, and marries her.
1: Pellicina is the name given
in a Tuscan story corresponding in Calcinaia to Cinderella. It reminds
one, rather, of Peau d'Ane.-- Gubernatis.
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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