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Cinderella: A Tale of Kindness and Courage

From Rags to Riches, the Timeless Story of Love and Triumph

By kristionoPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Cinderella: A Tale of Kindness and Courage
Photo by McGill Library on Unsplash

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, there lived a beautiful young woman named Cinderella. She was the daughter of a kind merchant who had passed away, leaving Cinderella in the care of her stepmother and stepsisters. Despite the hardship of her circumstances, Cinderella remained gentle and kind-hearted.

Her stepmother and stepsisters, however, were cruel and jealous of Cinderella's beauty and grace. They forced her to do all the chores around the house while they lived a life of luxury. Despite their mistreatment, Cinderella never complained, finding solace in the company of the animals that roamed the estate.

One day, an invitation arrived at their doorstep. The prince of the kingdom was hosting a grand ball, and every maiden in the land was invited. Cinderella's stepsisters were ecstatic, spending days preparing their dresses and accessories for the event. Yet, Cinderella's heart ached to attend, knowing she would never be allowed.

As the day of the ball approached, Cinderella's stepmother forbade her from attending, claiming she had no suitable attire. Heartbroken, Cinderella retreated to the garden, where she found comfort in the whispers of the wind and the songs of the birds.

Suddenly, a shimmering light enveloped Cinderella, and before her stood a fairy godmother. With a wave of her wand, she transformed Cinderella's rags into a magnificent gown, and her tattered shoes into delicate glass slippers.

"You shall go to the ball, my dear," the fairy godmother proclaimed. "But remember, you must return before the stroke of midnight, for when the clock strikes, your enchantment will fade."

Overwhelmed with gratitude, Cinderella thanked her fairy godmother and made her way to the palace. As she entered the grand ballroom, all eyes turned to her, captivated by her beauty and grace. The prince himself was entranced by her presence, unable to take his eyes off her.

Throughout the night, Cinderella danced with the prince, her heart soaring with happiness. But as the clock neared midnight, she remembered her fairy godmother's warning and fled from the palace, leaving behind only a single glass slipper.

The prince, determined to find the mysterious maiden who had stolen his heart, declared that whoever could fit the glass slipper would become his bride. Cinderella's stepsisters tried in vain to squeeze their feet into the delicate shoe, but it was too small for them.

Finally, the prince arrived at Cinderella's home, where he found her waiting. As she slipped her foot into the glass slipper, it fit perfectly, confirming her identity as the one he had been searching for.

Overjoyed, the prince whisked Cinderella away to the palace, where they were married in a lavish ceremony. And so, Cinderella's story of hardship and cruelty was transformed into one of love and happily ever after, proving that kindness and goodness will always prevail in the end.


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stories about life, there is no end. There are always stories that we have to experience and go through, joys and sorrows that we have to go through. always think positively about the life we ​​live

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  • zulfi bux2 months ago

    I grew up reading this story and up till today it gives me great pleasure to re read it again.thank u for a story well written..

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