Topic Maiden

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Cinderella

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The new wife brought two daughters home with her, and they were beautiful and fair in appearance, but at heart were black and ugly.

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Green Willow

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At this moment the moon shone very brightly forth, and by the sudden light Tomodata saw a little hill on his right hand. Upon the hill was a small thatched cottage, and before the cottage grew three green weeping-willow trees.

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The House that Jack Built

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This is the Rat, that ate the Malt, that lay in the House that Jack built.

EuropeEngland

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The Maiden Without Hands

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The wizard flew into a rage, and said, ‘Chop her hands off, otherwise I cannot touch her.’ The miller was terrified, and exclaimed, ‘How can I cut off the hands of my own child?’

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The Sea King and the Magic Jewels

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Prince Fire Fade spoke to his elder brother, Prince Fire Flash, and said, ‘Brother, I am aweary of the green hills. Therefore let us now exchange our luck.’

East AsiaJapan

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The Star Lovers

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Now the Maiden's father, the Deity of Light, grew angry. He said, ‘Daughter, you weave too much.’ ‘It is my duty,’ she said.

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