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Aschenputtel’s sisters attacked by doves at her wedding


“On the day of Aschenputtel’s wedding, the two sisters tried to ingratiate themselves and share in her happiness. On the way out from church, the two doves pecked out their eyes. So both sisters were punished with blindness for being so wicked and false.”

Aschenputtel: the Prince and the first sister

“The two doves were sitting in the hazel tree and cried out: ‘There’s blood in the shoe, that’s not the proper bride.’ The king’s son looked down at her foot and saw the blood spurting. ‘No,’ he said, ‘this isn’t the right girl. Let her sister try the shoe on.'”