Zbior wiadomosci do antropologji Krajowej (Collection de materiaux pour l'antropologie nationale), 15 volumes. Cracow, 1877-1892. Vol. ii, pp. 149-151. (From neighbourhood of Dobszyn, Government of Plock; taken down by A. Petrow.)
"KROLOWNA SA POPIELUCHA"1
Unnatural father--Counter-tasks--Magic dresses--Heroine disguise (cloak of lice) --Heroine flight--Menial heroine (scullion at palace) --Token objects -- Meeting-place (church)--[Threefold flight]--Pitch trap--Lost shoe--Shoe marriage test (at ball)--Heroine found in kitchen --Happy marriage.
(1) Widowed king wants to marry his own daughter.-- (2) She demands and obtains from him various objects, like the moon, the stars, the sun. Then she asks for a cloak of lice, which is also provided.-- (3) Heroine soils her face, dons the cloak, and goes to palace of neighbouring king, persuading cook to hire her as scullion.-- (4) On Sunday king's son wants his comb; heroine takes it more quickly than his lackey; prince gives her blow on the neck. She hies to oak-tree, where she has hidden her fine clothes, dresses, and drives to church in magnificent coach. Prince sends to ask whence she comes. "I am Madam Comb," she replies.-- (5) Second Sunday same incidents with towel; and on third Sunday with shirt.-- (6) Prince has tar spread, and heroine's shoe remains sticking in it.-- (7) A grand ball is given, and vain search made for the lady who owns the shoe. At last they go to the kitchen to try it.-- (8) Heroine is recognised, and prince marries her.
1: Popielucha = Cinderella, from
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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