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Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella…

Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story

by Jude Daly

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Fair, Brown, and Trembling are all sisters from Erin. Every Sunday, Fair and Brown wear beautiful new dresses to church while Trembling has to stay at home a pick up the house. The old henwife decided that Trembling needed to be at church so she said a few weird words and gave trembling the most beautiful dress, shoes, and horse and sent Trembling to church but she isn't allowed to go into the church and has to ride back immediately. She goes to church and all of the people are very impressed by this mysterious women and her sisters try to find the pretty dress that this woman is wearing. But each week, she come back with a new dress and the news of her spread wide and men came from all over to find her. The prince fell in love with her and looked all over the land and finally found Trembling and had to fight off other men and they got married
  mckennalandry | Feb 11, 2018 |
This story is the Irish version of Cinderella with Trembling filling the role of Cinderella and Fair and Brown as the stepsisters. The story is pretty much follows the same pattern as every other Cinderella story, but an interesting twist is that the fairy godmother character is a human already in the story.
This is a good example of a folklore because it is similar to other stories from different cultures, but it has its own cultural spin on it.
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  ShelbyEllis | Feb 10, 2016 |
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Three sisters live in a castle high among Erin's green hills. Fair and Brown go to church every Sunday wearing new dresses and leave their beautiful younger sister, Trembling, behind to cook. Then an old henwife comes to visit one Sunday morning, offering to repay Trembling for her kindness in the past. Before she knows it, Trembling is dressed in a lily-white gown and shamrock-green shoes, riding a milk-white mare to church. For the next two Sundays, Trembling stands at the church door in a new and more splendid gown -- a vision of loveliness to turn the head of every prince from far and wide . . . With her airy landscapes and funny detail work, Jude Daly has fashioned a charming variation on the old story.

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