Busk, R. H., Folk-lore of Rome. London, 1874. Tale No. X, p. 90.
"MARIA WOOD" (Third version).
Heroine refuses what king wishes; she is to he dropped from high tower. Servants spare her; leave her in campagna in Hiding-box--Hunting prince discovers heroine--Happy marriage.
(1) Princess refuses what king wishes.--(2) He sends servants to take her to a high tower on the campagna and drop her down from top. They take her but have not the heart to throw her down; put her in large case and leave it out in the open campagna far outside her father's dominions.--(3) Princess in box frightened by barking of dogs. King's son hunting, comes up, has dogs called off and box opened; they see she is not a common maiden by her jewels.--(4) She is taken to prince, who 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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