Son, you need to get married or else, you might die alone.
Hurry! We must look great!
It happened, however, that the king gave orders for a festival which was to last three days, and to which all the beautiful young girls in the country were invited, in order that his son might choose himself a bride.
When the two-step sisters heard about the festival, they called Cinderella to help get them ready. Cinderella obeyed, but wept, because she too would have liked to go with them to the dance.
Cinderella begged her step-mother to allow her to go to the ball.