Faster!” shouted one step-sister.
You call that a dress?” screamed the other.
Oh, dear!” said Cinderella. “When can I–“
The stepmother marched into the room. “When can you WHAT?”
Well,” said the girl, “when will I have time to make my own dress for the ball?”
You?” yelled the stepmother. “Who said YOU were going to the ball?”
“What a laugh!” said one step-sister.
Such a mess!” They pointed at Cinderella. All of them laughed.
Cinderella said to herself, “When they look at me, maybe they see a mess.
But I am not that way. And if I could, I WOULD go to the ball.”
Soon the time came for the stepmother and step-sisters to leave for the big party.
Their fine carriage came to the door. The stepmother and step-sisters hopped inside. And they were off.
“Good-bye!” called Cinderella. “Have a good time!” But her stepmother and step-sisters did not turn around to see her.
Ah, me!” said Cinderella sadly. The carriage rode down the street. She said aloud, “I wish I could go to the ball, too!”
Then - Poof!
All of a sudden, in front of her was a fairy.
You called?” said the fairy.
Did I?” said Cinderella. “Who are you?”
Why, your Fairy Godmother, of course! I know your wish. And I have come to grant it.”
“But…” said Cinderella, “my wish is impossible.”