Meier, Ernst, Deutsche Volksmärchen aus Schwaben. Stuttgart, 1852. P. 99. No. XXVII. (From Derendingen.)
"SO LIEB WIE SALZ."
Loving like salt--Heroine in disfavour--Feast--Value of salt.
(1) King asks his daughter how much she loves him. "Oh, so dearly, so dearly-- like salt," says she. But this seeming but little to king, he is indignant with her.-- (2) Soon afterwards he is giving a large feast, and daughter contrives for all the dishes on the table to be dressed without silt. Consequently, king can eat nothing, and when daughter at length tells him why this is, he realises the value of salt and the excellence of her comparison, and restores her to favour.
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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