Once upon a time there was a rich man and his daughter who had just lost his wife . They both had felt very depressed because of this.
The following spring he got married and had two step-daughters. they were very mean to her and treated her with no respect what so ever.
One day she heard about the ball that the king was holding for his son to find a wife, so she asked her step mother if she could go but her step mother said "no, you cannot go". well ashputtle really wanted to go so she went any ways.
Well when she got there the prince danced with her and no one but her so after three wonderful nights of dancing and confusion thety got married