Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and step sisters, and treats them with kindness, even though they mistreat her. When the prince holds a ball, Cinderella helps her sisters prepare, knowing she'll not get to go herself. But after they leave for the party, her fairy godmother appears and outfits her for the ball. Everyone is fascinated by this beautiful stranger and wants to know who she is. On the first night of the ball, Cinderella is careful to leave before midnight, as her fairy godmother instructs, but on the second night she is late. As she flees the place, she loses a shoe. The prince searches the kingdom to find the woman whose foot fits the tiny glass slipper. When Cinderella's foot fits, her fairy godmother appears and changes her rags to a beautiful gown. She marries the prince and treats her stepsisters kindly.