Now the King's son gave a grand ball, and all persons of
quality were invited to it. Our two young ladies were not
overlooked. Nothing was now talked of but the rich dresses they
were to wear.
At last the happy day arrived. The two proud sisters set off in high spirits. Cinderella followed them with her eyes until the coach was out of sight. She then began to cry bitterly. While she was sobbing, her godmother, who was a Fairy, appeared before her.