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Kolberg, O., Lud. Lubelskie. (Province of Lublin.) Vol. ii, pp. 180-83. (Taken down near Lublin.)



Nobleman catches dwarf with beard an ell long; would exhibit him. Nobleman's son liberates dwarf, and is sentenced to death. Servant spares him; kills dog instead-- Menial hero (scullion to a nobleman)-- Magic clothes from grateful dwarf-- Master's daughters fall in love with hero-- Happy marriage-- Father invited to wedding; hero makes himself known; father kills himself.


(1) A nobleman, when out hunting, catches a monster, one ell in height, and with a beard one ell long. He shuts it up so as to show it to his neighbours.-- (2) His young son, taking pity on the prisoner, lets him escape.-- (3) Father orders servant to slay his son; but servant lets him run away, and kills a dog instead.-- (4) Young man takes service as scullion to a nobleman, who has four daughters. He receives gorgeous clothes from the grateful dwarf; all the daughters fall in love with him.-- (5) The youngest marries him; his father is invited to the wedding.-- (6) Hero makes known the truth, and his father kills himself in despair.

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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