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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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Ortoli, J. B. Frederic, Les Contes populaires de l'Ile de Corse. Paris, 1883. Pp. 75-80. No. XII.



Ill-treated heroine (by step-mother) -- Outcast heroine-- Heroine picks three oranges; first contains tiny person, who asks for drink, and empties well; person in second orange drains river; fairy in third cannot exhaust sea, therefore befriends heroine and gives her a castle--Fairy aid--Prince passing by wants to marry heroine, though engaged to ugly step-sister-- Happy marriage--Villain Nemesis (step-mother and step-sister die of envy).


(1) Stepmother is jealous of beautiful heroine, her own daughter being ugly, and persuades father to drive her from home, telling him that she has disgraced herself through being seen about with an officer.-- (2) Outcast heroine gathers three oranges. The first contains a tiny person who asks for drink, and drinks the well dry, and then recommends heroine not to open other oranges till she can offer enough water to quench thirst of people inside. Heroine opens second orange at a river, which is drained dry; the third by the sea, which the fairy cannot exhaust.-- (3) Fairy befriends heroine, and takes her to live in castle.-- (4) Prince passes by and asks to marry beautiful girl. He is already engaged to her ugly sister, but his parents allow him to marry heroine instead.-- (5) Stepmother and stepsister die of envy.

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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