Once upon a time, there lived a lovely Ella. One day her father married again a widow with two daughters, but soon the kindly gentleman died. Her stepmother cared only for her own two ugly daughters.
Ella had to do all the housework, so she was called Cinderella because she was always covered with cinders.
One day an invitation came from the Palace to invite every girl in the kingdom to a ball in honour of the Prince.
The two ugly sisters decided to go to the ball without Cinderella. She could go only if she did all her work and if she had something suitable to wear.