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Cinderella / Золушка
Hello, my little
Do you like these nice
people? They are a happy family: a mother, a father and a
But the woman is very
ill. One day she says to her daughter:
- My little
child, be good and kind. And I will be always near you.
After that she closes
her eyes and dies.
Soon the man marries
another woman. She is fat and ugly. She has got two lazy
daughters. one of them is tall and thin. Another is short
and fat. They like to eat, to try on beautiful dresses and
to look in mirror all day long. They make the poor girl live
in the kitchen and do all the work about the house. She
cleans, and cooks, and sews, and sweeps the cinders. That's
why the stepsisters cal her Cinderella.
Cinderella is a quiet
and a nice girl. And her two stepsisters always cry:
"Cinderella, clean my shoes!", "Cinderella, bring my
coffee!", "Cinderella, sing me a song!". The poor girl does
everything. She is busy till the night.
Tonight there is a
ball at the palace. The young Prince celebrates his
birthday. The two ugly sisters can talk only of the ball.
They discuss their clothes all day long and argue with each
- The Prince
will dance with me - cries the first sister - My dress is
- No? he will
choose me! I'm more beautiful. And I have golden earrings! -
cries the second sister.
- And you,
Cinderella, would you like to go to the ball? - ask the
- Oh, yes! But
how can I go? I don't have a dress. - answers the sad girl.
So poor Cinderella
helps the two sisters to put on their dresses. She combs
their hair and stays at home.
Cinderella wants to go
to the ball, too. But she sits in the dark kitchen and sorts
Suddenly two white
birds fly into the room.
- We can help
you with the corn, Cinderella, - sing the birds.
- Thank you! You
are so kind, - she answers.
'The bad corns go into
The good corns go into my pot.'
The birds eat the ad
corns and leave the good ones.
- Cinderella, do
you want to go to the ball? - ask the birds.
- Oh. yes! But I
don't have a dress, - answers the girl sadly.
- Ask your
godmother, the Fairy, to help you, - sing the birds and fly
You don't know yet but
Cinderella's godmother is a real fairy. She has a magic wand
and can fulfill any wish.
Cinderella loves her
godmother very much. She calls her, and the Fairy appears in
front of her.
- My dear
Cinderella, - says the Fairy, - You are a kind and beautiful
girl. You must go to the ball! Bring me a pumpkin.
The Fairy touches the
pumpkin with her magic wand and it turns into a fine golden
- Do you have
any mice in your mouse-trap? - asks the Fairy.
She touches six mice
and a rat with the wand, and they turn into six strong
horses and a fat merry coach-man.
- Now you can go
to the ball, my girl, - says the Fairy.
- But I can't.
My dress and shoes are dirty and poor. - cries Cinderella.
The Fairy touches
Cinderella with the magic wand and the girl's poor clothes
turn into a golden dress and new glass slippers.
- Now you are
ready to go to the ball, Cinderella. - says the Fairy. - But
remember, my dear, you must come back before midnight.