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