Monseur, E., Le Folklore Wallon. Bruxelles, 1892. P. xxx. (Narrated to M. Simon at Châtelineau.)
King Lear judgment--Loving like salt--Outcast heroine--Heroine protected by another king, who gives banquet, and invites her father--Value of salt.
(1) King asks his three daughters how much they love him. Eldest says, "As much as bread"; second, "As much as wine"; and youngest says, "As much as salt."-- (2) Thinking youngest daughter does not love him at all, king has her shut outside palace-gates. -- (3) Another king, disapproving of this treatment, takes heroine to his own palace.-- (4) One day he arranges a banquet, to which he invites heroine's father. The repast is sumptuous, but all salt is omitted in everything. When king is asked if the dishes are nice, he replies each time, "Yes, but it is a pity there is no salt!" Finally, he comprehends the intention, and is rejoiced to take his daughter home again.
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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