History Literature / TheOneHandedGirl

24th Jan '14 4:01:45 PM DivineDeath
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The brother suffers the very same fate he twice put upon his sister.
4th Dec '13 12:24:28 PM LordGro
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It is Aarne Thompson type 706, the Girl Without Hands. Compare Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}, Literature/{{Catskin}}, Literature/{{CapORushes}}, and Literature/{{Tattercoats}} for the beginning, and Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird for the ending.

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It is Aarne Thompson type 706, the Girl Without Hands. Compare Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}, Literature/{{Catskin}}, Literature/{{CapORushes}}, "Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}", "Literature/{{Catskin}}", "Literature/CapORushes", and Literature/{{Tattercoats}} "Literature/{{Tattercoats}}" for the beginning, and Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird "Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird" for the ending.
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Averted! How often in a fairy tale does listening to a ''snake'' turn out to be a ''good'' thing? Usually, they're oversized and want to eat you.
** It's cultural: in Africa, snakes are wise, spiritual and linked to time and water. Even if, occasionally, a little dangerous, they're not AlwaysChaoticEvil. They'll only turn nasty if you cross them, don't listen to their advice or fail their tests in most tales. Oh, and pots come up a lot: it's cross-cultural, possibly even linked to the whole water thing.
4th Dec '13 9:53:21 AM Euodiachloris
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** It's cultural: in Africa, snakes are wise, spiritual and linked to time and water. Even if, occasionally, a little dangerous, they're not AlwaysChaoticEvil. They'll only turn nasty if you cross them, don't listen to their advice or fail their tests in most tales.

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** It's cultural: in Africa, snakes are wise, spiritual and linked to time and water. Even if, occasionally, a little dangerous, they're not AlwaysChaoticEvil. They'll only turn nasty if you cross them, don't listen to their advice or fail their tests in most tales. Oh, and pots come up a lot: it's cross-cultural, possibly even linked to the whole water thing.
4th Dec '13 9:49:04 AM Euodiachloris
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** It's cultural: in Africa, snakes are wise, spiritual and linked to time and water. Even if, occasionally, a little dangerous, they're not AlwaysChaoticEvil. They'll only turn nasty if you cross them, don't listen to their advice or fail their tests in most tales.
23rd Aug '13 9:19:47 AM EcliptorCalrissian
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*ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Averted! How often in a fairy tale does listening to a ''snake'' turn out to be a ''good'' thing? Usually, they're oversized and want to eat you.
11th Apr '13 9:56:47 AM sorako
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* BlackWidow: The brother accuses his sister of being this to the king and queen

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* BlackWidow: The brother accuses his sister of being this to the king and queenqueen.


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* RagsToRoyalty
4th Feb '13 10:06:36 AM EarlOfSandvich
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'''''The One-handed Girl''''' is a Swahali FairyTale. AndrewLang included it in ''The Lilac Fairy Book''.

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'''''The One-handed Girl''''' is a Swahali FairyTale. AndrewLang Creator/AndrewLang included it in ''The Lilac Fairy Book''.
11th Jan '13 6:35:16 PM Goldfritha
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* AnArmAndALeg
* BlackWidow
* TheExile
* GreenEyedMonster
* ItWasAGift
* TheLostWoods
* LoveAtFirstSight
* MaliciousSlander
* NobleFugitive
* ParentalAbandonment
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* RuleOfSeven.
* WickedWitch

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* AnArmAndALeg
AnArmAndALeg: A hand.
* BlackWidow
BlackWidow: The brother accuses his sister of being this to the king and queen
* TheExile
TheExile: The brother sends her from the village.
* GreenEyedMonster
GreenEyedMonster: The brother, even though he has far more than his sister.
* ItWasAGift
ItWasAGift: She freely gives her sister-in-law a pumpkin.
* TheLostWoods
TheLostWoods: Where the brother sends her, and the prince finds her.
* LoveAtFirstSight
LoveAtFirstSight: The prince and the sister.
* MaliciousSlander
MaliciousSlander: Her sister-in-law slanders her to her brother, and her brother to the king and queen.
* NobleFugitive
NobleFugitive: She has to flee again even when a princess.
* ParentalAbandonment
ParentalAbandonment: Her parents die, leaving only their blessing.
* ParentalMarriageVeto
ParentalMarriageVeto: The prince's parents would rather have done it, but agree to let him marry the sister.
* RuleOfSeven.
RuleOfSeven: She's lost for seven days.
* WickedWitchWickedWitch: The brother accuses her of being this.
24th Nov '12 6:27:55 PM Goldfritha
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It is Aarne Thompson type 706, the Girl Without Hands. Compare Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}, Literature/{{Catskin}}, Literature/{{CapORushes}}, and Literature/{{Tattercoats}} for the beginning, and Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird for the ending.
24th Nov '12 6:19:59 PM Goldfritha
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She went into the forest to hide there from him. Seven days later, a king's son found her there, fell in love with her, and married her.

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She went into the forest to hide there from him. Seven days later, a king's son found her there, fell in love with her, and married her. \n They had a baby, and then the king's son had to go on a journey. Her brother heard of the bride who had only one hand, and guessed it was his sister. He tells the king and his wife that she is a witch who had killed three husbands, and lost her hand and been exiled for it. They exile her again, with her baby.

In the forest, she sees a snake and sits very still when it begs her to let it hid in her pot. After another snake passes by, it brings her with him, and tells her to bathe her baby in a pool. She loses the baby and searches around with her hand. The snake tells her to use her other arm. She does, and finds both the baby and that her hand has been restored. Then it brought her to its parents, who kept her as their guest because she had saved their son.

The king's son, who had fallen ill and so taken a long time to return, was shown two graves made as if for his wife and child.

The daughter, after a time, wanted to return home, and on the snake's advice, asked for its father's ring and its mother's casket, which would feed her and protect her from harm. Using them, she got herself a fine house. The king, his wife, and his son came to visit, bringing along her brother. The daughter recounted her tale, and was reconciled with her husband, and her brother was exiled.


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