Haltrich, Josef, Deutsche Volksmärchen, aus dem Sachsenlande, in Siebenburgen. Wien, 1882. Pp. 96-100. No. XXIV.
Hero conducted by bees to castle of rose-girl, guarded by dragon-- Menial hero (gooseherd at castle)- mantles and horses, procured by means of wishing-bell-- Meeting-place (ball)--[Threefold flight]-- Recognition of hero by means of pitch which rose-girl puts on his hair-- Escape from dragon . . .-- Happy marriage.
(1) Hero seeks rose-girl, whose castle is guarded by a dragon. Bees con duct him to her castle, where he hires himself as gooseherd.-- (2) He learns that she goes every night to a ball, and, by means of magic wishing-bell which his mother gave him, he gets a copper horse and mantle, a silver horse and mantle, lastly, a gold horse and mantle; goes three nights to the ball, and dances with the rose-girl.-- (3) She falls in love with him, and her mother counsels her to put some pitch in his hair that she may know him elsewhere.-- (4) In this way he is recognised next day when they see him as gooseherd, and he helps them to escape from the dragon . (The story does not end here.)
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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