"You shall have a beautiful dress," said the fairy
Then she touched Cinderella with her Wand, and the rags changed into a dress of loveliest silk, with jewels that sparkled, and last of all a beautiful pair of glass slippers.
"Now," said the fairy, "You must start at once, but be SURE that you do not stay at the ball One minute after the clock strikes twelve, for if you do, the coach will again be a pumpkin, the horses will be mice, the coachman will be a rat, the footmen lizards, and your pretty clothes will he rags."
Cinderella said, "I will leave before the clock strikes twelve." Then, she jumped into the coach, and drove to the palace, where the Prince himself helped her out of the carriage and led her to the ball room.