The twelfth-century AD lai of Le Fresne ("The Ash-Tree Girl"), retold by Marie de France, is a variant of the "Cinderella" story[7]:41 in which a wealthy noblewoman abandons her infant daughter at the base of an ash tree outside a nunnery with a ring and brocade as tokens of her identity,[7]:41 because she is one of twin sisters[7]:41 the mother fears that she will be accused of infidelity[7]:41 (according to popular belief, twins were evidence of two different fathers).[14] The infant is discovered by the porter, who names her Fresne, meaning "Ash Tree",[7]:41 and she is raised by the nuns.[7]:41 After she has attained maturity, a young nobleman sees her and becomes her lover.[7]:41 The nobleman, however, is forced to marry a woman of noble birth.[7]:41 Fresne accepts that she will never marry her beloved,[7]:41 but waits in the wedding chamber as a handmaiden.[7]:41 She covers the bed with her own brocade,[7]:41 but, unbeknownst to her, her beloved's bride is actually her twin sister,[7]:41 and her mother recognizes the brocade as the same one she had given to the daughter she had abandoned so many years before.[7]:41 Fresne's true parentage is revealed[7]:41 and, as a result of her noble birth, she is allowed to marry her beloved,[7]:41 while her twin sister is married to a different nobleman.[7]:41

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