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anything in the world, and stone says, if he will cut off heads of his own children and sprinkle the figure with their blood, life would be restored to it. King is terrified; but, remembering how Faithful John has died for him, he does as stone suggested, and Faithful John stands safe and sound before him. — (15) He rewards King's fidelity by replacing children's heads, and rubbing wounds with their blood ; whereupon they are whole as before. — (16) King rejoices, and hides Faithful John and two children in cupboard, as Queen enters. — (17) She relates how, at her prayers, she was thinking of Faithful John, and mourning his misfortune, met through them. King says, that his life may be restored at the sacrifice of their two sons. Queen is pale and terrified, but says his great fidelity demands such sacrifice. King is joyful, opens cupboard and brings forth Faithful John and children ; then relates what has happened, praising God.

Alphabetical List of Incidents.

Abduction of Princess (G).

Artful device to entrap Princess (5).

Beheading of children (14).

Bridal garment of sulphur and pitch burnt (9).

Cupboard, Faithful John and children hide in (10).

Death-bed promises of faithful service (1).

Disguise of King and servant as merchants (4).

Forbidden chamber entered and penalty incurred (2).

Golden gift for Princess (3).

Heads replaced; children reanimated (15).

Horse-, magic, shot by Faithful John (8).

Ravens, talking, reveal ensuing dangers and means of escape (7).

Reanimation of stone figure when sprinkled with blood (14).

Sacrifice of children to restore life to Faithful John (17).

Stone figure placed beside King's bed (12).

Transformation into stone (11).

Unjust punishment (10).

Where published. Grimm's Huusehold Talcs, London, 1884. Tale No. 6, vol. i. pp. 23-30.

Nature of Collection, whether:—

1. Original or translation. — Translation by Margaret Hunt*

2. If by word of mouth, state narrator^s name. 8. Otlier ij articular s.

Bpecial points noted by the Editor of the above.— SeG Author's notts,

vol. i. p. 348;

Remarks by the Tabulator.— For variants of the above Cf. " Rama and Luxman," Frere's Old Deccan Days, No. 5. "Pedro and the Prince," Portuguese Tales, No. vi. Fondore Sac. Cox, Mythology of the Aryan Nations, vol. i. pp. 145rl49. Dr. Paspati, Tale 3. Etudes sur les Tchinghianis ou Bohemians de VEmpire Ottoman (Constantinople, 1870).