Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cinderella...The Royal Ball

Later that day,  Cinderella heard a knock on the door.  "Open in the name of the King," said the royal messenger.  He  handed Cinderella an invitation.

When her stepmother read the invitation aloud,  Drizella and Anatasia became excited.  Each imagined the Prince falling in love with her.

Cinderella was also axcited.  "Why,  That means I can go,  too!" she said.  The stepsisters laughed,"answered Cinderella.

Surprisingly,  her stepmother agreed.  "I don't see why you can't go . . . if you get all you can find something suitable to wear. "

Cinderella raced to her room and found a dress that had belonged to her mother.  With a little stitching,  she could make it pretty.

  As Cinderella worked on the dress,  her stepmother and stepsister called for her and gave her many chores."Get them done quickly," said her stepmother.

  When Cinderella had to put the dress aside, her animal friends began to work on it.  They gathered beads and a sash that the stepsister had thrown away.

  Soon they had created a beautiful gown!

  Cinderella finally finished her chores and went to her room.  Then she realized it was too late to get ready for the ball.  She was so sad!  Suddenly, the mice yelled,  "Suprised!"

They showed Cinderella the beautiful gown.  "Oh, thank you so much!" she cried.

Cinderella put on the gown and hurried to join her stepfamily.  But when her jealous stepsisters recognized their old sash and beads, they tore Cinderella's gown to shreds!

  Cinderella's friends watched sadly as she wept in the garden."It's no use," She sobbed. "Nothing will help."

At the moment, bright, sparkling lights began floating and swirling around Cinderella.

Poof! Cinderella's Fairy Godmother appeared.  "Dry those tears," She told Cinderella."You can't go to the ball looking like that."

"But I'm not going," said Cinderella.

"Of course you are," replied the Fairy Godmother.

She waved her magic wand over the pumpkin, and a regal coach appeared! "Oh, it's beautiful," said Cinderella.  The Fairy Godmother waved her wand again.

Jaq and Gus and two other mice turned into four beautiful white horses.  Then she changed Major the horse into the coach driver and Bruno the dog into the footman.

Next, the Fairy Godmother turned Cinderella's torn dress into a beautiful gown  In a flash, there were also tiny glass slippers for her feet.

 "On the stroke of midnight, the spell will be broken," the Fairy Godmother warned.  "Everything will be as before."

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