Glinski, A. J., Bajarz Polski.1 4 vols. 2nd ed. Wilna, 1862. Vol. iii, pp. 135-49. (A long story, very complete and beautiful.--Dr. Karlowicz.)
Outcast heroine (by elder sisters for having buried horse's head)--Menial heroine (servant at palace)--Help in dream-- Heroine dreams of treasure dresses--Meeting-place (church)--Threefold flight -- Pitch trap--Lost shoe -- Shoe marriage test--Happy marriage.
(1) Heroine is driven from home by two elder sisters, because she has buried a horse's head which was lying about abandoned -- (2) She takes service with queen, who has a young son. In her dream heroine hears an oak-tree calling her.-- (3) Inside this oak she finds gorgeous attire, and three times puzzles the prince in church.-- (4) On the third occasion her shoe is caught in the pitch-trap, and eventually she marries the prince.
1: Although called Polish, the
above is really a collection of White Ruthenian tales, narrated in the
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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