Cinderella

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Read the Story on Cinderella with Beautiful pictures and Illustrations.

Once upon a time, there was a gentleman who got married for the second time. His first wife passed away with an incurable disease, and she had a daughter named Ella.

After her mother’s death, Ella lived with her evil stepmother and two stepsisters. The stepmother didn’t like her and made her do all the household work. Meanwhile, her stepsisters never had to work; they just used to roam around the house wearing fancy dresses. They made fun of Ella because of her plain dressing.

Cinderella and her stepmother

Poor Ella bore all the pain patiently and dared not to tell her father. When she had done her work, she used to go into the chimney-corner and sit down near the cinder and ashes, which made her commonly be called Cinderwench; but the youngest stepsister who was not so rude and uncivil as the eldest called her Cinderella(Cinder + Ella). 

However, Cinderella was a hundred times more beautiful than her stepsisters, though they were dressed richly.

One day, an invitation was spread along with the village, which said that the king has a ball tonight and his son ‘The Prince’ would be choosing a girl to marry. 

Everyone got excited about this; Cinderella too wanted to go to the ball. Her stepmother told her that she could go if she completes all her work on time and helps her stepsisters by ironing their dresses for the ball. 

Cinderella worked as fast as she could to get everything done, but there was always something left. At last, she was left at home alone, disappointed.

She was so sad that she ran towards the garden and said, “Wishes never come true.”

“Never, my dear,” said a voice, as she looked up a little woman with a wand and a generous smile stood in front of her. She was her Fairy Godmother.

Fairy Godmother wanted to help Cinderella go to the ball. With a wave of her hand, Cinderella looked like a princess and turned a pumpkin into a fine coach. She ordered Cinderella to lift the mouse trapdoor, giving each mouse a tap and turned them into horses, which altogether made an excellent set of 6 black horses. Now when everything was ready, the coachman was missing. Cinderella then brought the mousetrap to her, and in it, there were three giant rats. 

The Godmother chose one of the three, which had an enormous beard, and with her wand, the rat was turned into a fat, jolly coachman, who had the smartest whiskers eyes ever beheld. Later, lizards in the garden were turned into 6 footmen, who skipped immediately behind the coach.

The Fairy then asked Cinderella:

“Well, you see here an equipage fit to go to the ball with; are you not pleased with it?”

“Oh! Yes,” she cried and replied, “ but must I go in these nasty rags?”

Her Godmother only just touched her with her wand and turned her clothes into gold and silver.

She gave her a pair of glass slippers, the prettiest in the entire world.

Cinderella and her fairy godmother

She was all set to leave for the palace, her Godmother told her, “This magic will only last until midnight! You must reach back home by then!”  

As Cinderella entered the palace, everyone was amazed by her beauty; she was the ball’s prettiest girl. Even her stepsisters couldn’t recognize her. 

The moment the Prince saw her, he fell in love with her. All the other girls at the ball felt jealous because the prince danced with her the whole night. 

Cinderella enjoyed it so much that she almost forgot what the fairy godmother told her about the magic. However, she saw the time and quickly remembered the godmother’s words, and she promptly left the palace. 

One of the glass slippers that she was wearing was left at the castle in all the hurry. 

The prince had fallen in love and wanted to find out who she was as he wanted to marry her. The next day of the ball, he ordered the king’s men to go to every house in the land and find the girl whose foot fits into the glass slipper. When they reached Cinderella’s house, the stepsisters tried to squeeze their big feet into the slippers, but they failed. Finally, when Cinderella tried the slipper, her foot fit perfectly into the glass slipper.

The prince then recognized her from the ball night. The prince got married to Cinderella soon in a grand ceremony, and they lived happily ever after.

Moral of the storyThroughout her story, Cinderella teaches us the importance of kindness and forgiving others for doing wrong, and never letting evil things ruin your heart. The story talks about good versus evil and luck in changing your life.