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Cinderella. See! They come!

Is our coach here?

A sister.

Cinderella. I will see. Yes, it is here.
A sister. How do we look ?
Cinderella. You are lovely.
A sister.

The Prince will dance with us. Cinderella. That he will! Good-by!

II

Cinderella. Come in! Who are you? Godmother. I am your fairy godmother. Cinderella. You will be kind to me. . Godmother. Are you going to the ball ? Cinderella. No. I have no pretty dress. Godmother. You are going to the ball. Cinderella. I am going to the ball ? Godmother. Run to the garden. Get me

a pumpkin.

Holds up

her wand)

Cinderella. See this big yellow pumpkin!
Godmother. That is a fine one! Look!
Cinderella. A coach! a lovely coach!
Godmother. Yes. Now get me six white mice.
Cinderella. Here they are, godmother.
Godmother. Now see what I do! (Holds up)
Cinderella. The six white mice are six white

horses.

Holds up

Godmother. They will run very fast!
Cinderella. Where shall we get a coachman?
Godmother. A black rat is in the trap.
Cinderella. Here he is!
Godmother. He will do very well.

her wand)
Cinderella. He makes a fine coachman!
Godmother. Now you can go to the ball.
Cinderella. In this ragged dress ?
Godmother. See! See! (Holds up her wand)

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Cinderella. What a pretty dress!

What pretty glass slippers! Godmother. Be home by twelve o'clock. Cinderella. I will, godmother.

I will, godmother. Good-by!

III

Cinderella. I am home. See my old dress!

It is just twelve o'clock.
The Prince danced with me.

A sister.

A sister.

Cinderella. Here come my sisters.

Are you not in bed ?
Cinderella. Did you have a good time?

No. The Prince danced with

a strange Princess. Cinderella. Who was she?

No one can tell her name. She

was lovely. Cinderella. I am glad that you liked her.

Let us go to bed. I am sleepy.

A sister.

A sister.

IV

Cinderella. It is night again.

My sisters are now at the ball.
I hope the Prince will dance

with them.
pii Come in. Is it you, godmother?

(Jumps up and down)

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Godmother. Did you dance with the Prince ? Cinderella. Yes! He thinks I am

a Princess!

Godmother. You may go again if you like.
Cinderella. May I? Thank you!
Godmother. Here is your coach. Here you

are! Twelve o'clock! Do
not forget.

Holds up

her wand)

V

(The next morning) Cinderella. I did forget. What will

godmother say!
I ran all the way home.
I lost one slipper.
Here comes the Prince!

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