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* CinderellaCircumstances: Princess Kate becomes a lowly wanderer working a dangerous job and taking care of her "sick" sister, but eventually reclaims her royal status upon marrying the prince she's saved.


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* OneSteveLimit: Added. In the source, both the princesses were named Kate. Jacobs decided it was too confusing.

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* OneSteveLimit: Added. Enforced. In the original source, both the princesses were named Kate. Jacobs decided it was too confusing.confusing and renamed the other one as Anne.


* BeautyToBeast: Anne is described as the prettier of the two princesses. Envious that her stepdaughter is prettier than her own daughter, the Queen conspires with a henwife to turn Anne into a sheep-woman hybrid.
* CinderellaCircumstances: Princess Kate becomes a lowly wanderer working a dangerous job and taking care of her "sick" sister, but eventually reclaims her royal status upon marrying the prince she's saved.
* {{Curse}}: Anne has a sheep's head on her shoulders, and every night the prince enters a trance where he travels to a fairy hall and nearly dances himself to death.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Comes off this way compared to ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''--while the princesses seem to just love dancing all night for fun, the prince in this story is left as an invalid and is unable to function during the day as a result.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Comes off this way compared to ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''--while ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''-- while the princesses seem to just love dancing all night for fun, the prince in this story is left as an invalid and is unable to function during the day as a result.



* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: The henwife doesn't merely transform Anne's head into a sheep's; she uses her magic to sever Anne's head from her body and pop a sheep's head on in its place. Some illustrations show Anne's true head mid-scream upon looking at herself.



* GreenEyedMonster: The start of it all
* InvoluntaryDance: The prince is not allowed to not dance

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* GoodPrincessEvilQueen: The Queen conspires to curse Princess Anne with ugliness so as to make her own daughter, Kate, lovelier by comparison. However, unlike most stepsisters in fairy tales, Kate is horrified by what her mother has done and flees the kingdom with Anne to find a way to break the spell.
* GreenEyedMonster: The start of it all
all.
* GuileHero: Kate is much more active than the stereotypical fairy-tale princess, and uses her cleverness to secure her happy ending. She negotiates a job taking care of the ill prince, uses some well-placed nuts to swipe a magic wand and magic bird to save Anne and the prince, and wins the prince's hand in marriage.
* HalfHumanHybrid: From neck down, Anne remains a human princess, but her head has been replaced with that of a sheep.
* InvoluntaryDance: The prince is not allowed to not dancedance. Every person that his father and brother have sent to watch him have disappeared, presumably having been danced to death by the fair folk.
* KarmaHoudini: After Anne is cursed, the Queen just goes home, and the henwife who helped her is never mentioned again.



* NamelessNarrative: Kate and Anne are the only characters with names.



* PrincessClassic: Anne is [[ThePollyanna sweet]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], and the FairestOfThemAll. This enrages her stepmother, who believes that distinction should go to her own daughter, Kate. So the queen conspires with a WickedWitch to turn Anne into a monster. However, Kate defies the usual "wicked stepsister" trope, abandoning her mother and the throne to travel with Anne in search of a way to lift the spell.
* PrincessInRags: Princesses Anne and Kate live as humble wanderers as they try to find some way to break the henwife's spell. They eventually find lodging in another kingdom, where Kate takes a job caring for his sick son, eventually marrying him after saving his life.
* PrincessProtagonist: Kate is our main character, and she's a great deal more active than many of her fellow royal heroines.



* StandardHeroReward: Kate gets this.

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* RuleOfThree: Even by fairy tale standards, the number three has a significance to nearly every major plot development:
** It takes the Queen and the hen wife three tries to successfully replace Anne's head with a sheep's head.
** Kate follows the prince to three different fairy balls.
** Three waves of the fairy child's wand turn Anne back to normal.
** Three bites of the magic bird cure the prince.
* StandardHeroReward: Each night she watches the prince, Kate's payments progressively get more impressive. On night one, she's paid with a peck of silver. On night two, she's paid with a peck of gold, and on night three, she negotiates permission to marry the prince.
* TomboyPrincess:
Kate takes on the role more typically associated with princes in fairy tales. She defies a wicked queen, braves a dangerous quest with nothing but her wits, saves a princess from an evil spell, and wins the prince's hand in marriage after breaking a different evil spell.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Kate's job is to watch the prince while he sleeps, monitoring his condition as he suffers from a mysterious illness. For the first part of the night, all is normal, but at the stroke of twelve he suddenly
gets this.up in a trance. He dresses himself, saddles his horse, and rides off to a fairy mound where he's compelled to dance the life out of himself until the cock crows.


* DistressedDude: the sick prince
* DoubleInLawMarriage: It ends with two sisters marrying two brothers

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Comes off this way compared to ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''--while the princesses seem to just love dancing all night for fun, the prince in this story is left as an invalid and is unable to function during the day as a result.
* DistressedDude: the The sick prince
prince.
* DoubleInLawMarriage: It ends with two sisters (step-)sisters marrying two brothersbrothers.



* WickedWitch: The henwife who helps the queen

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* WickedWitch: The henwife who helps the queen queen.


'''''Kate Crackernuts''''' is an English FairyTale collected by Creator/JosephJacobs in ''English Fairy Tales''. It's a GenderFlip of ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''.

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'''''Kate Crackernuts''''' "Kate Crackernuts" is an English FairyTale collected by Creator/JosephJacobs in ''English Fairy Tales''. It's a GenderFlip of ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''.


Kate discovers this, wraps Anne's hand with a linen cloth, and takes her by the hand to lead her as they go out to find their fortune.

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Kate discovers this, wraps Anne's hand head with a linen cloth, and takes her by the hand to lead her as they go out to find their fortune.


* DancesAndBalls
* DistressedDude
* DoubleInLawMarriage
* FairestOfThemAll

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* DancesAndBalls
DancesAndBalls: Singularly unpleasant ones, as you would expect from the Fair Folk.
* DistressedDude
DistressedDude: the sick prince
* DoubleInLawMarriage
DoubleInLawMarriage: It ends with two sisters marrying two brothers
* FairestOfThemAllFairestOfThemAll: The queen's motive for attacking Anne.



* InvoluntaryDance
* LoveAtFirstSight

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* InvoluntaryDance
InvoluntaryDance: The prince is not allowed to not dance
* LoveAtFirstSightLoveAtFirstSight: Both princes and princesses.



* TheQuest
* RescueRomance
* StandardHeroReward
* WickedStepmother
* WickedWitch

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* TheQuest
TheQuest: They set out to seek their fortune.
* RescueRomance
RescueRomance: Kate gets this.
* StandardHeroReward
StandardHeroReward: Kate gets this.
* WickedStepmother
WickedStepmother: Kate's mother.
* WickedWitchWickedWitch: The henwife who helps the queen


The next night, the prince got up in the darkness and rode off. Kate jumped on the horse as well, and when he announced who he was, she added herself. She found that it was TheFairFolk, who made him dance even when he was collapsing with exhaustion. The next two night, she discovered a way to disenchant Anne, and then the prince. She married the prince, and meanwhile his brother had fallen in love with Anne at first sight, so they married too.

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The next night, the prince got up in the darkness and rode off. Kate jumped on the horse as well, and when he announced who he was, she added herself. She found that it was TheFairFolk, who made him dance even when he was collapsing with exhaustion. The next two night, nights, she discovered a way to disenchant Anne, and then the prince. She married the prince, and meanwhile his brother had fallen in love with Anne at first sight, so they married too.



* FairestOfThemAll:

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* FairestOfThemAll:DoubleInLawMarriage
* FairestOfThemAll


'''''Kate Crackernuts''''' is an English FairyTale collected by Create/JosephJacobs in ''English Fairy Tales''. It's a GenderFlip of ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''.

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'''''Kate Crackernuts''''' is an English FairyTale collected by Create/JosephJacobs Creator/JosephJacobs in ''English Fairy Tales''. It's a GenderFlip of ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''.



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'''''Kate Crackernuts''''' is an English FairyTale collected by Create/JosephJacobs in ''English Fairy Tales''. It's a GenderFlip of ''Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses''.

Kate's mother, who is a queen, marries Anne's father, who is a king. Anne is prettier than Kate, so the queen consults with a henwife, who after two tries manages to replace Anne's head with a sheep's one.

Kate discovers this, wraps Anne's hand with a linen cloth, and takes her by the hand to lead her as they go out to find their fortune.

When they asked for lodging, they found a king's castle, where there were two princes, one of whom was sick, and anyone who stayed the night with him vanished. Kate took the job.

The next night, the prince got up in the darkness and rode off. Kate jumped on the horse as well, and when he announced who he was, she added herself. She found that it was TheFairFolk, who made him dance even when he was collapsing with exhaustion. The next two night, she discovered a way to disenchant Anne, and then the prince. She married the prince, and meanwhile his brother had fallen in love with Anne at first sight, so they married too.

Full text [[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/twelvedancing/stories/katiecrackernuts.html here]].
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* DancesAndBalls
* DistressedDude
* FairestOfThemAll:
* TheFairFolk: Rare birds for a fairy tale: actual fairies.
* GreenEyedMonster: The start of it all
* InvoluntaryDance
* LoveAtFirstSight
* OneSteveLimit: Added. In the source, both the princesses were named Kate. Jacobs decided it was too confusing.
* TheQuest
* RescueRomance
* StandardHeroReward
* WickedStepmother
* WickedWitch
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