Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) - Types of Folktales
879: The Basil Maiden (The Sugar Puppet, Viola)
I. The Sprinkler of Basil. A princess before leaving her schoolmistress is used to sprinkling a vase of flowers.
II. Questions and Counter questions. A prince ridicules her with a rhyme but the girl learns from her teacher a rhyme which scorns him in…
879A. Fisher Husband of the Princess
He leaves her on the wedding night because she has made fun of his manners. He rises to a high rank but cannot speak. She comes as doctor and tries in vain to cure him [H1194.0.1]. As she is about to be executed he speaks and saves her.
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