She coughed! This was desperate attempt to make the royal messenger notice that there was another in the house. The stepsisters scoffed and sneered but the royal guards intervened and Cinderella finally got her chance. The royal messenger eagerly but with no less pompousness carried the shoe towards Cindy! Last night started flashing past her eyes… Oh! How she had danced and the prince had been so charming… her lips still burned… and then at midnight she had to run! Smart as she was she had left her shoe behind, she dared not do anything more!
She picked up the shoe from its velvet bed and held it up such that it caught the light – for a moment she thought she could see the ballroom in it. She started to move across the room to seat herself on the chair. The hem of her dress caught in splinter on the floorboard and she tripped!!!
The glass shoe flew out of her hands in a long graceful arc, twinkling blazing along like a shooting star, struck the stone wall opposite and shattered!
The prince and Cinderella lived happily ever – that they did not believe it is another story