Literature: The Dancing Water, the Singing Apple, and the Speaking Bird
The Dancing Water, the Singing Apple, and the Speaking Bird is an Italian Fairy Tale.A king wanders the streets at night. He hears three sisters talking:
- The oldest said: "If I were the wife of the royal butler, I would give the whole court to drink out of one glass of water, and there would be some left." The second said: "If I were the wife of the keeper of the royal wardrobe, with one piece of cloth I would clothe all the attendants, and have some left." The youngest said: "Were I the king's wife, I would bear him three children: two sons with apples in their hands, and a daughter with a star on her brow."
- Distressed Dude: The two brothers
- Family-Unfriendly Violence
- Forbidden Fruit: Do not talk to the bird. Whatever is says.
- Green-Eyed Monster: The sisters toward the queen.
- Malicious Slander: They claim she gave birth to monsters.
- Moses in the Bullrushes: It's an attempt at murder, but it has the same effect.
- Parental Substitute: The deer. Technically, Raised by Wolves, but they don't seem to have any trouble. Maybe the fairies did something.
- Rags to Royalty: The queen rises from impoverished to rich; her children are thrown from their position but rise back to it.
- Taken for Granite: What speaking to the bird does
- Wonder Child: The reason why the king married her was to get these
- Youngest Child Wins: the youngest daughter makes the grandest promise and so wins the king.