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Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated by Marian Roalfe Cox

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345 Variants
by Marian
Roalfe Cox

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Indeterminate Tales

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Moe, Moltke, Unpublished Collection. Christiania. (From Bö, in Thelemarken, South Norway.)



Heroine sets out into the world with Magic dresses--Helpful animal (ox)--Heroine cuts off its head, transforming it into horse for her to ride--Heroine disguise (wooden dress)--Menial heroine (at palace)-[Continuation like "Kari Trasestak" (No. 30)].


(1) Karl sets out into the world, having a copper, a silver, and a gold dress.-- (2) She encounters an ox, which asks her to cut off its head. She does so and it is changed into a beautiful horse, upon which she rides to king's castle.-- (3) There she dresses in a wooden cloak and clogs.

[The continuation is like ' Karl Traestak' (No. 30).]

"A cut heel, a cut toe!
In the stable she sits whom alone the shoe fits."

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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