The story so far:
…”And now for a gown,” her Fairy-God-Mother said as she walked around Cinderella. “Let’s see, what should it be? Ah yes,” She raised her wand and said:
“A sapphire blue satin, with ruffles and lace,
Off the shoulders to show your grace. The sapphire necklace, that belongs to you, a bit of glass will be your shoes. The hair should be up, please don’t frown, for with it shall be a crown.
As she spoke, things started to glow and whir around her and when it stopped, Cinderella looked down at the most beautiful gown. Around her neck was her mother’s sapphire necklace. And on her fee, glass slippers, with faceted cuts in the heal and a glass butterfly on top. Her hair was up and there was a crown of sapphires.
“Well, child, what a sight you make. It’s time to go, but wait,” and with a nod there appeared the coach men and four fine white horses hitched to the coach.
“On your way my dear, but remember, that at the last stroke of midnight, the magic will be gone. Everything will become as it was,” her Fairy-God-Mother warned.
“I’ll remember,” Cinderella promised, “Good-bye and thank-you!” The coach started off as she wove. She was off to the ball.
As her coach entered the ball courtyard, people stared at the amazing coach. “It must be worth a fortune. It’s so beautiful, it must belong to royalty,” was some of the comments Cinderella heard as the coach drove up to the castle steps.
As she stepped out of the coach she overheard some of the comments on her gown. “It’s the most beautiful gown and she is so beautiful. She will be the fairest her tonight.”
As she entered the ballroom everything stopped. Everyone looked at her.
She saw her Step-Mother and Ste-Sisters and they saw her….
…but they didn’t know who she was… Page 18
…her Step-Mother recognized her and the necklace… Page 19