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Prunella and Bensiabel are the names in Andrew Lang's version of the tale. There is also an Italian language version of this tale recorded by Calvino, where the names are Prezzemolina and Memé. prezzemolo in Italian means "parsley, whereas Prunella is derived from the Latin for "plum". Prunella was a common name in the Victorian era in England,...


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This occurs in the Italian Colony of Cats, except for the specific detail of the sky: The little maid, having gratefully kissed the white paw of the old cat, set off for home; but just as she got near her mother’s house the cock crowed, and quickly she turned towards it. Immediately a beautiful golden star appeared on her forehead, crowning her glossy black ...


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