February 7th, 2013

Golden Hair

Enchanted

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Once upon a time there was a girl named Sunday Woodcutter, the seventh daughter -- and yes, the others were Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.  There were three brothers, one a foundling, and the oldest one had gone to serve the king and for having killed the prince's dog -- accident or what have you, Sunday doesn't know -- was turned into a dog.  It did not create warm feelings between the Woodcutters and the royal family.
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Baby

fin, out, up, down -- across

Matrimony can have some interesting requirements, which tend to get short shrift in fiction.

Part of it is nowadays, you expect to marry freely with minimal requirements.  Not in a certain group (endogamy), or up or down (hypergamy for the one marrying up), or across (isogamy).  Requirements were rather sterner in older days.
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