CinderellaOnce upon a time, there lived an unhappy young girl with her stepmother and two stepsisters who didnt like her. All the nice things, kind thought and loving touches were for herown daughters. But, for the poor unhappy girl, there was nothing at all. For she had to workhard all day, and only when evening came was she allowed to sit for a while by the fire, nearthe cinders. That is how she got her nickname, for everybody called her Cinderella.It was quite true. Cinderella, even dressed in rags with a dusty gray face from thecinders, was a lovely girl. While her stepsisters, no matter how splendid and elegant theirclothes, were still clumsy, lumpy, and ugly.One day, a ball was to be held by the royal family of the kingdom to find the princesspouse. Cinderellas stepsisters ordered beautiful new dress for the ball. Cinderella wanted to goto the ball but her stepmother asked her to stay at home."You? My dear girl, youre staying at home to wash the dishes, scrub the floor and turndown the beds for your stepsisters. They will come home tired and very sleepy." asked herstepmother.Cinderella only nodded her head and began to work. Suddenly something amazinghappened. In the kitchen, where Cinderella was sitting all by herself, there was a burst of lightand a fairy appeared."Dont be afraid Cinderella, I know what you feel, my dear. Do you want to go to ball?"asked the fairy."Yes, I do. But look! How can I go to the ball with this dress? Cinderella replied.Then the fairy turned Cinderellas dress became the most beautiful dress and withbeautiful slippers, the loveliest ever seen in the realm. The fairy also turned a pumpkin into aparking coach and turned the mice become six white horses."Now, you can go to the Court and go to the ball. But remember my dear Cinderella,you must leave the ball at midnight and come home. For that is when the spell ends. Yourcoach will turn back into a pumpkin, the horses will become mice and you will be dressedagain in rags with clogs.At the ballroom, Cinderella amazed everybody there include the prince. When theprince set eyes on Cinderella, he was stuck by her beauty. Walking over to her, he boweddeeply and asked her to dance. Cinderella had a wonderful time at the ball. But, all of a sudden,she heard the sound of a clock, the first stroke of midnight.
Remembered what the fairy had said, Cinderella ran back to the coach and went home.But he lost one of her slippers in ballroom. The prince who was now madly in love with her,picked up her slipper and would search for the girl whose foot fitted with the slipper.In the next morning, the prince began to search everywhere in the kingdom but no girlwhose foot fitted with the slipper. Until he found Cinderella house and asked Cinderellasstepsisters to wear the slipper. But none fitted with the slipper. The prince began hopeless."Is there any girl else here" Asked the prince."Yes, there are. But she is very ugly and I think she is not the girl that you are lookingfor." replied Cinderellas stepmother."Call her here!" Asked the prince.Then Cinderellas stepmother called Cinderella to come out who was dressed in ragsand wore clogs like usual. The prince began to wear the slipper into Cinderella foot, and it wasfit.The prince believed that Cinderella was the girl he met in the ball. Then the princeasked Cinderella to marry him. And at the end, Cinderella and the prince lived happily everafter in the kingdom.