Kolberg, O., Lud. Krakowskie. (The people, Province of Cracow.) Vol. iv, pp. 1-3.
"THE THREE KNIGHTS."
Dying father bequeaths three magic whips to youngest son, nicknamed PIecuch-- Hearth abode-- Hero thrice victorious at contests for hand of princess-- Happy marriage.
(1) Dying father bequeathes three magic whips to his youngest son, who is stupid, and generally lying by the stove, whence he is called Piecuch (from piec = oven).-- (2) By means of magic whips he is thrice victorious at the contests for the hand of the king's daughter.
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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