Moe, Moltke, Unpublished Collection. Christiania.
(From Bö, in Thelemarken, South Norway.)
Menial heroine (at palace)--Wooden dress worn out of poverty--Heroine carries water to king; he throws it over her; she is sent to rivulet for more; catches fish, sets it free, receiving as reward gold horse and saddle, and Magic dress--Meeting-place (church)---Plight---Lost shoe--Shoe marriage test-- Mutilated foot (not step-sister's)--False bride--Animal ,witness (bird)-- Happy marriage.
(1) Heroine takes service in king's castle. She is so poor that she wears a wooden petticoat (stakk).-- (2) She is told to carry bath-water to king, who, hearing noise on the stairs, looks out and throws the water over heroine's head.-- (3) She is ordered to fetch more water, which cook is to carry up. stairs. Sinking the tub in the rivulet, she catches a fish which asks to be set free, promising as reward a gold dress, a horse, and a golden saddle. Heroine liberates the fish and gets the promised reward.-- (4) Presently she asks to go to church. "What do you want with going to church, having nothing but a wooden dress?" But she gets permission, then hies to the rivulet for her golden dress and all. King sees her and falls in love. She escapes, saying:
(5) She loses her shoe; it is taken to king, who has it
tried on all the girls. One of them
King turns back with the false bride, and the shoe is tried on Kari's foot, and fits her.
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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