Once upon a time, there was a very pretty girl and her name was Cinderella. She lived with her step mother and two ugly step sisters.
The two ugly sisters did not like Cinderella and they made her work very hard. She had to do all the cooking and cleaning and all the washing up on her own. She never had any new clothes so she had to wear rags.
One day the step sisters were asked to go to a ball at the palace. And Cinderella carried the message in for her step-mother.
“Oh, I shall wear my best red dress”, said one sister. The other sister said, “And I shall wear my best jewels.” But they would not let Cinderella go! She had to stay at home and work.
On the night of the ball, the two ugly sisters set off and Cinderella was left all alone in the house. She was very sad and she started to cry.
Suddenly, there was a flash and a BANG! There in the room was a little old lady. It was Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother !
She said, “Why are you crying ?” And Cinderella said, “I want to go to the ball.”
Cinderella ran into the garden and got one. The Fairy Godmother cut the inside out of the pumpkin. Then she tapped it with her magic wand. There was a flash and a BANG! Then the Fairy Godmother said, “Bring me a pumpkin.”
And there in the garden………………………….. was a beautiful coach!
Cinderella looked at the coach and said ‘’What a beautiful coach! But there are no horses to pull it.’’ So the fairy Godmother said ‘’Bring me a mousetrap.’’ Cinderella got the mousetrap and there were four mice inside. The Fairy Godmother took the mice out and tapped them with her magic wand.
There was a flash and a BANG! And there in the garden were four lovely white horses. Cinderella looked at the coach and the four lovely white horses. Then she said, “Now I have horses to pull the coach but there is no one to drive it.’’
There was a flash and a BANG! There in the garden was a coachman with a long moustache! Cinderella looked at the coach, the four horses and the coachman.Then she said, ‘’I cannot go to the ball without footmen.’’ So the Fairy Godmother said, “Go look behind the watering can. You will see two lizards. Bring them to me.’’
Cinderella found the two lizards and the Fairy Godmother tapped them with her magic wand. There was a flash and a BANG! There in the garden were two smart footmen!
Cinderella looked at the coach, the four horses, the coachman and the two footmen. Then she said, ‘’They will take me to ball but I can’t go in these rags.’’ So the Fairy Godmother tapped Cinderella with her magic wand.
There was a flash and a BANG! Suddenly, Cinderella’s rags turned into a beautiful dress and she had lots of lovely jewels and glass slippers!
Well, Cinderella was having such a lovely time with the prince that she forgot what time it was. Suddenly the clock struck twelve.
Ding….Dong…Ding…. She ran as fast as she could. But outside the palace there was no coach! Ding… Dong….Ding… There was no horse! Ding…Dong…Ding… There was no coachmen and no footmen!
Ding…Dong…Ding… And Cinderella's clothes were rags again. But she still had one glass slipper! So she put it in her pocket and ran all the way home.
At the ball, the prince looked and looked for Cinderella but all he could find was one glass slipper. He was very unhappy, so his father, the king, said to his servants, “Find the girl whose foot fits this glass slipper and my son will marry her.’’
So the servants went to every house in town. They asked every young girl to try on the glass slipper. But some feet were too big and some were too small. The glass slipper didn’t fit anyone.
At last the servant came to Cinderella's house. The first ugly sister tried the glass slipper on but her feet were too fat. Then the second ugly sister tried the glass slipper on but her feet were too thin.
The servant said, “Is there any young lady in this house?’’ The ugly sisters said, “No!” But Cinderella’s step mother said,” Well, there is Cinderella. But she didn’t go to the ball.” The servant said they had to see all the young ladies in the town. And they saw that Cinderella was young and pretty.
So the servants said, “Try the glass slipper on, Cinderella.”
She tried the glass slipper on and it fitted! Then Cinderella took the other slipper out of her pocket and put it on her other foot.
Just then there was a flash and BANG! There in the room was the fairy god mother. She tapped Cinderella with her wand and Cinderella was in her beautiful dress and lovely jewels again.
The prince was very happy. The very next day Cinderella and the prince were married.