The setting takes place in China, and the characters are Yeh-Shen, her step sisters, and step mother Yeh-Shen began sharing e food with a fish by the pond, but her step mother killed her only friend, theher step sisters and moth fish. He was Yeh-Shen's magical helper because her step sisters and mother treated her poorly.
A fish was Yeh-Shen's magical helper. The fish would provide food for her, but the day of the banquet she could not go in rags, so the fish gave her a dress and 2 gold slippers that she had to bring back.
At the banquet Yeh-Shen was frightened of being seen by her step sister, so she ran as she lost 1 gold slipper. The slipper was later found which was sold to a merchant, and then to the king
The king searched for the woman who owned the glass slipper, but later Yeh-Shen took the slipper without knowing the king watched. Then, he showed up at her door step.
Yeh-Shen put on the slipper transforming her rags into a dress. The king now knew the slipper belonged to her.
Later, Yeh-Shen married the king. The step mother and step sisters fate was not good because they were not permitted to the castle , and were crushed to death by stones.