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Dying father bids three sons watch by turns for three nights on his tomb-- Elder brothers send hero each night-- -Help at grave of dead father; hero receives three talismans-- Hearth abode-- Magic dress and steed-- Hero rides mid-air round princess's castle-- Search for champion-- Happy marriage.
(1) Dying father bids his three sons (two clever and the youngest stupid) watch by turns for three nights on his tomb.-- (2) The two elder send the youngest each night, and dead father gives him three talismans, an (?) ivory apple (une pomme d'éléphant), a snuff-box, and a trumpet, and hides them for him.-- (3) King announces that whosoever can ride mid-air round his castle shall wed his daughter.-- (4) Youngest son, who is usually asleep behind the stove, dresses himself magnificently, gets a miraculous horse by means of his talismans, and accomplishes the task. Then he hides behind the stove.-- (5) Long search is made for the champion, who is at last discovered.-- (6) He weds the princess.
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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