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Zbior wiadomosci do antropologji Krajowej. (Collection de matériaux pour l'antropologie nationale), 15 volumes. Cracow, 1877-92. Vol. xi, pp. 81-83. (Taken down in 1886 by S. Ciszewski, in the district of Olkusz, Government of Kielce.)



Unnatural father--Virgin aid-Counter-tasks-Magic dresses--Heroine disguise (mouse-skin cloak)--Heroine flight (in mist)--Menial heroine (scullion at palace)--Token objects--Meeting place (church)--[Twofold flight]--Cook sets heroine to make cakes for king; spies through chink, and sees her doff disguise; reports to king--Happy marriage.


(1) Widowed king wants to marry his daughter. She weeps and groans.-- (2) The Virgin in the form of an old woman appears to her, and bids her demand from father a moon-dress, a sun-dress, and a dress of mouse-skins which will cover her completely, only showing her eyes and nose.-- (3) When father has provided everything she weeps anew Virgin appears again, makes her pack up the dresses and don the mouse-skins, then, throwing to the ground a thread which turns to mist, she bids her take to flight.-- (4) Heroine takes service as scullion at palace of neighbouring king. Cook twice sends her to king to take him a towel and a brush; each time the king scolds and strikes her.-- (5) heroine goes twice to church, in moon-dress and in son-dress; king seeks in vain for the lovely stranger.-- (6) The cook, having his suspicions about the real position of the girl, sets her to make cakes for the king, be cause to do this she must take off her cloak-- (7) He spies through a chink, sees beautiful girl, and fetches king, who marries heroine and rewards cook.

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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