Moe, Moltke, Unpublished Collection. Christiania. (From Bö, in Thelemarken, South Norway.)
"KARL TRESTAKK" (2).
Parents die, leaving baking-pan and cat. Boy takes former; heroine takes cat--Menial heroine (at palace)--Helpful animal (cat) catches venison; buys Magic dresses--Meeting-place (church)--Threefold flight--Lost whip and handkerchief, and Lost shoe--Shoe marriage test--Happy marriage.
(1) Parents die, leaving nothing for their children but a pan for baking flat loaves and a cat. The boy takes the pan and the girl the cat.-- (2) Heroine enters king's service at castle. Cat catches venison, and thus procures a copper dress, a silver dress, and a gold dress for heroine. First time she goes to church she drops her whip, the second time her handkerchief, the third time her golden shoe.
[The story proceeds in the usual manner.]
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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