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Cinderella (1) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (1)

Once there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, the proudest and haughtiest woman ever seen.

By her former husband she had two daughters who were exactly like her.
Her new husband had a daughter named Ella, too, by an earlier marriage, but this child was sweetest and best creature one could imagine.

As soon as the wedding ceremony was over, the wife began to show her true nature.
She could not bear it that her husband's pretty daughter Ella with all her goodness made her own daughters appear the more  hateful.

She began to use Ella for the meanest housework.
She ordered her to scour the pots and to scrub the tables and the floors.
No rest and no comfort. She had to work hard all day. 

シンデレラの本名はEllaですが 、次の(2/15)から Cinderella と呼ばれます。

Cinderella (2) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (2)

The stepmother gave her a wretched straw pallet for a bed in the garret. Only one chair was her furniture.

While her own daughters had no work and  lay below upon soft new beds in the big room and had full-length mirror in which to admire themselves from head to foot.

The poor girl suffered all in silence with patience and not daring to complain to her father, for she saw that he was entirely ruled by his new wife. 

When her daily tasks was done she used to sit down in the chimney-corner among the ashes.


The two daughters laughed and said, " You look good covered with cinders from head to foot. From now on, we call you Cinder-ella. "

This caused her to be called ' Cinderella '. 

In spite of her poor appearance, however, Cinderella appear a hundred times handsomer than did her sisters in their fine clothes.

Cinder-ella 灰まみれのエラ、で、Cinderella シンデレラは、当方の作り事ではありません。
もっとも、姉娘たちの発した " You look ~  Cinder-ella " の文は作りました。

Cinderella (3) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (3)

Now it happened that the King's son was giving a ball and invited to it all his fashionable friends and the girls who talked about if beautiful in the country. 

Thus the two sisters of Cinderella received invitations and were filled with delight.

At once they set about choosing gowns, petticoats, and head-dresses which would best suit them for the occasion.

Cinderella had still more work to do now, for she was the one to iron their linen and plait their ruffles ; and all day long she had to listen to their chatter about how ball is to be glorious and how they should be dressed.


Cinderella (4) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (4)

The eldest girl said, " I shall wear my red velvet with the French trimming. "

" And I, " said the younger of the two, " shall wear my gold-flowered mantle and my diamond stomacher ー which is far from ordinary. "

Next they sent for the very best hairdresser to do up their hair.

Cinderella also had to be consulted about the hair-dressing, for the sisters knew she had excellent ideas.

While she was helping them, they asked her, " Cinderella, would not you be glad also to go to the ball ? "

" Ah, but you only joke," said Cinderella.
" It is not for one such as I am to go to a ball. "

" You are right ! " they replied.
" People would laugh to see a Cinderella at a ball. "

Anyone but Cinderella would have dealt roughly with them now, but she was so patient that she went on dressing them with the greatest care.


Padre Porko(12)とCinderella(5)は、いっとき明日の分が出てしまいましたが、改めて26日午後5時に出ます。申し訳ありません。

Gone is gone (the story of a man who Wanted to Do  Housework)

Cinderella (5) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (5)

For almost two days the sisters were so transported by their joy that they could not bother to eat.

They worked so hard trying to make their waists appear slender that they broke more than a dozen laces.
And they paraded continually before their long mirrors.

At last the happy day arrived and they rode off to court.

Cinderella looked after them as long as she could, and when they ahd gone out of sight she fell to crying.

Luckily, Cinderella had a fairy godmother who came to her and was moved by her tears.
" What is the matter ? " she asked.

" I wish I could ー I wish I could - " Cinderella was not able to go on, but her godmother understood and asked,
" You wish you could go to the ball. Is that not so ? "

" Y - yes, " cried Cinderella, with a great sigh.


Cinderella (6) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (6)

" Well, now, " said her Godmother, " do you remember your mother's dying words ? "

" Oh, yes," said Cindellela.
" My mother called me her bedside and said " Dear child, remain pious and good, and then our dear God will always protect you, and I will look down on you from heaven and be near you. " "

" Thus I came here. Dear, child, your mother and I always protect you," said the Godmother.  
e but a good girl, and I shall see that you go to the Festival. "

She ordered Cinderella to run into the garden and get her a pumpkin.

Immediately Cinderella went through the back door into the garden to gather the finest pumpkin there was, though she could not imagine that this would enable her to go to the ball.

Her Godmother took the pumpkin and scooped out the inside, leaving nothing but the shell.
Then she struck it with her magic wand. 
Instantly it turned into an elegant coach, gilded all over with shinning gold.


Grimm童話Cinderellaや、シャルル・ペローのサンドリヨンにも、「灰かぶり姫」と称されるシンデレラの本名はありません。Cinder 灰 まみれになっていたので、それが理由で Cinderella シンデレラと呼ばれていた、という記述はあります。

「西新井ブログ」では、大々的に、さももっともらしく取り上げたのですが、近年、アメリカ系絵本で、Ella 名前、のCinderella (灰かぶりのエラ)という話が伝えられておりまして、今回のシンデレラは、それをふまえ、いくつかの伝説話の複合体となっております。ベースとなっておりますのは、シャルル・ペロー Charles Perrault 版のサンドリヨン Cinderella:The Little Glass Slipper です。 

Cinderella (7) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (7)

She then went to look into her mousetrap, where she found six mice, all alive, and ordered Cinderella to lift up a little the trapdoor.

She gave each mouse, as it went out, a little tap with her wand, and the mouse was that moment turned into a fine horse, which altogether made a very fine set of six horses of a beautiful mouse colored dapple gray.

Being at a loss for a coachman, Cinderella had an idea.
" I will go and see if there is not a rat in the rat trap that we can turn into a coachman."

" You are right," replied her godmother, "Do go and look."

Cinderella brought the trap to her, and in it there were three huge rats.
The fairy godmother chose the one which had the largest beard, touched him with her wand, and turned him into a fat, jolly coachman, who had the smartest whiskers that eyes ever beheld.

After that, she said to her, "Go again into the garden once more, and you will find six lizards behind the watering pot. Bring them to me."


Cinderella (8) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (8)

She had no sooner done so but her godmother turned them into six footmen, who skipped up immediately behind the coach, with their liveries all bedaubed with gold and silver.
They stayed in line as if they had done nothing else their whole lives.

The fairy godmother then said to Cinderella, "Well, you see here a carriage fit to go to the festival with; are you not pleased with it?"

"Oh, yes, indeed, " she cried; "but must I go in these nasty rags?"

Now it was Cinderella's turn to be tapped by the magic wand.
Her godmother then touched her with her wand, and, at the same instant, her horrid rag clothes turned into cloth of gold and silver, all beset with jewels.

This done, she gave Cinderella a pair of glass slippers, the prettiest in the whole world.

Being thus decked out, she got up into her coach and was ready to set off.
But her godmother, above all things, commanded her,
" Cinderella, You are not allowed to stay one moment after midnight. If you stayed one moment longer,  the coach would turn back into a pumpkin again, your horses into mice, your coachman a rat, your footmen lizards, and that your beautiful clothes would become just as they were before.

Cinderella promised her godmother to leave the ball before midnight.

Then she drove away with all magical things, scarcely able to contain herself for joy.


Ciderella (9) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (9)

At court, when the king's son was told that a great princess whom nobody knew had arrived, he ran out to meet Cinderella.

He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall, among all the company.

There was immediately a profound silence.
Everyone stopped dancing, and the violins ceased to play, so entranced was everyone with the singular beauties of the unknown newcomer.

Nothing was then heard but a confused noise of, " How beautiful she is ! How beautiful she is ! "

Her stepsisters and her stepmother did not recognize her.
They thought she must be a foreign princess, for she looked so beautiful in the golden dress.
They never once thought it was Cinderella, for they thought that she was sitting at home in the dirt, looking for lentils in the ashes. 

The king himself, old as he was, could not help watching her, and telling the queen softly that it was a long time since he had seen so beautiful and lovely a creature.


Cinderella (11) [Cinderella]

Arriving home, Cinderella was staying in the ashes, dressed in her old dirty clothes. 
A dim little oil-lamp was burning in the fireplace.

She ran to seek out her godmother.

Soon her godmother came again to her.

After having thanked her, Cinderella said she could not but heartily wish she might go to the ball the next day as well, because the king's son had invited her.

As she was eagerly telling her godmother everything that had happened at the ball, her two sisters knocked at the door, which Cinderella ran and opened.

"You stayed such a long time!" she cried, gaping, rubbing her eyes and stretching herself as if she had been sleeping.

" Ah, if you had been at the ball," said one of her sisters, "you would not have been tired with it. The finest princess was there, the most beautiful that mortal eyes have ever seen. She showed us a thousand civilities, and gave us fruit and sweet-meats."

Cinderella seemed very indifferent in the matter.
Indeed, she asked them the name of that princess.

But they told her they did not know it, and that the king's son was very uneasy on her account and would give all the world to know who she was.

At this, Cinderella, smiled and replied,
" She must be most beautiful, indeed. How happy you have been !  Could not I see her ? Ah, dear Charlotte, do lend me your yellow dress which you wear at home every day. "

" Yes, to be sure ! " cried Charlotte, " lend my clothes to such a dirty Cinderwench as you are !  I should be such a fool."

Cinderella, well enough expected such an answer, and was glad of the refusal, for she would have been sadly put to it, if her sister had lent her what she asked for jestingly.

The next day the two sisters were at the ball, and so was Cinderellaーdressed even more magnificently than before.

ひとりの姉の名、Charlotte は、シャルル・ペローのサンドリオン原作にあります。

Cinderella (12) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (12)

At court, when Cinderella appeared at the festival in this dress, everyone was astonished at her beauty.

The king's son was always by her, and never ceased his compliments and kind speeches to her.
The Prince said to her, " Tonight, I will go along and escort you to your house," for he wanted to see to whom the beautiful girl belonged. 

 All this was so far from being tiresome to her, and, indeed, she quite forgot what her godmother had told her.

She thought that it was no later than eleven when she counted the clock striking twelve.

" Oh, no !" she gasped.
" It's midnight. I must go ! "
She jumped up and fled, as nimble as a deer.

"Wait ! Come back ! " called the Prince.
He followed, but could not overtake her.

Cinderella hurried down the palace steps.
With so much haste she left behind one of her glass slippers, the prettiest in the world.
But she had no time to pick it up.
She hurried through the palace gates. 

The prince picked one of the glass slippers up most carefully.

The guards at the palace gate were asked if they had not seen a princess go out.
They replied that they had seen nobody leave but a young girl, very shabbily dressed.

Cinderella reached home, but quite out of breath, and in her nasty old clothes, having nothing left of all her finery but one of the little glass slippers, the mate to the one that she had dropped at the palace.


Cinderella (13) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (13)

When the two sisters returned from the ball Cinderella asked them if they had been well entertained, and if the beauriful princess had been there.

They told her, yes, but that she hurried away immediately when the clock struck twelve, and with such haste that she dropped one of her little glass slippers, which the king's son had picked up.

He had done nothing but look at her all the time at the ball, and that most certainly he was very much in love with the beautiful princess  who owned the glass slipper.

What they said was all true.

The next morning, the king's son went with it to the courtier, and said to him, "No one shall be my wife except for the one whose foot fits this glass slipper." 
The courtier try it upon the princess, the duchesses, and the other court ladies ー but in vain. 

A few days later, the Prince had it proclaimed all over the country, by sound of trumpet, that he would marry the girl whose foot the glass slipper would just fit.

When the time came for each of Cinderella's stepsisters to try to fit the glass slipper, the two sisters did all they possibly could do force their foot into the slipper, but they did not succeed.
The slipper was too small for them.

Cinderella, who saw all this, and knew that it was her slipper, finally said to them, "Let me see if it will not fit me."

Her sisters burst out laughing and began to banter with her.
Her stepmother said, "It's no use for Cinderella. She was not coming with us. "


Cinderella (14) [Cinderella]

Cinderella (14)

The courtier who was sent to try the slipper looked earnestly at Cinderella, and, finding her very handsome, said that all the young girls should try as well.
The Prince had orders to let everyone to put on the slipper.

The courtier asked Cinderella to sit down and, putting the slipper to her foot.
He found that it went on very easily,  just fitting her as if it had been made of wax.

" She is the girl who owned the glass slipper. The Prince would marry her. " said courtier.

Her two sisters were greatly astonished, but then even more so, when Cinderella pulled out of her pocket the other slipper, and put it on her other foot perfectly.

Then in came her godmother and touched her wand to Cinderella's clothes, making them richer and more magnificent than any of those she had worn before.

And now her two sisters found her to be that fine, beautiful lady whom they had seen at the ball.


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