One day an invitation arrived at the house. The prince was looking for a wife, so had invited all the young ladies in the land to a ball at the palace. The sisters were so excited!
They talked about nothing else all that day. On the day of the ball they made Cinderella run round after them, as they got ready for the special evening.

Eventually, they were ready. They swept out of the house without a thank you, giving Cinderella lots of jobs to keep her busy.

Cinderella sadly went to sit in the kitchen "Oh I do wish I could go to the ball," she sighed.