Once there was a young women who lived with her father in a large house in the woods. Her name was Cinderella. Her mother died when she was little, and when her father remarried, her stepmother and stepsisters moved into the house.
One night, there was a ball at the castle, and the prince was going to choose his wife. Cinderella longed to go to ball, but her stepmother made her help the stepsisters get ready for the dance. To ensure that Cinderella would be busy while they were away, her stepmother gave her a list of impossible chores to complete, before she could go to the ball.
Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters left for the dance. As soon as they left, Cinderella quickly ran down the path, to visit her mother's grave.