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Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated by Marian Roalfe Cox

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345 Variants
by Marian
Roalfe Cox

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Webster, Wentworth, Basque Legends. London, 1877. P. 165.


[You can read Webster's Ass'-Skin on SurLaLune. The version numbered 203, as is 226, by Cox is described in the comments by Webster.]


Death-bed promise--Deceased wife resemblance marriage test -- Unnatural father -- Godmother aid -- Counter-tasks-- Magic dresses--Heroine disguise--Flight--Menial heroine-- [Meeting-place (ball)--etc.--Happy marriage.]


(1) Dying queen exacts promise that husband's second wife shall be her counterpart.-- (2) Daughter resembles dead mother, and takes counsel of godmother how to escape father. She bids her demand wedding-gown made of flies' wings; but this impossibility is performed.-- (3) Daughter escapes (in one version, in a ship, in another, on foot), and takes place as servant.-- (4) King gives ball. Old woman gives heroine nuts with dresses, etc.

[This tale ends, presumably, in the usual way, but only the opening is given.-M.R.C.]

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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