This proclamation caused a great sensation. Ladies of all ranks
were permitted to make a trial of the slipper; but it was of no
Cinderella now said, "Let me try; perhaps it may fit me."
It slipped on in a moment. Great was the vexation of the two
sisters at this; but what was their astonishment when Cinderella
took the fellow slipper out of her pocket!
At that moment the godmother appeared, and touched
Cinderella's clothes with her wand. Her sisters then saw that
she was the beautiful lady they had met at the ball, and, throwing
themselves at her feet, craved her forgiveness.
A short time after, she was married to the Prince, to the
satisfaction of the whole Court.