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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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Baracz, Ks. Sadok, Bajki, fraszki, podania, etc. Tarnopol, 1866. Pp. 97-98. ("Contes, faceties, legendes, proverbes et chants de la Ruthenie", i.e. de la Gallicie de l'est, environs de Lemberg.)



Heroine dislikes suitor chosen by father--Heroine disguise (cloak)--Heroine flight -- Menial heroine--Token objects-- Meeting-place (ball)--Threefold flight--Master recognises heroine-- marriage.


(1) A beautiful girl, not wishing to marry the man her father has chosen for her, carries off her fine clothes and escapes to the wood.-- (2) She dons a cloak and goes to take service. Her master frequently hits her with a brush and throws water over her head.-- (3) There is a ball given in the town, to which master goes. Heroine dresses up and goes too, and puzzles her master, telling him she comes from a place where they hit you with a brush and throw water over your head. This happens three times.-- (4) At length master recognises his servant and marries her.

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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