The Glass Slipper Author:Eleanor Farjeon The Glass Slipper — "Tick-tock!" said the clock overhead. "The time! Remember the time!" — Oh yes, she would remember the time! The Prince was whispering in her ear, and she knew that this was the time she would always remember, the time she would never let go as she sat in the cinders and watched the ashes glowing on the hearth. Yes, this was her... more » time, no matter what happened ever after, no matter if she were sad, or tired, or frightened, she would never be lonely as she used to be. . . . The Prince went on whispering. . . . Oh, if only make-believing didn't have to come to an end, if only dreams were as true as truth, and truth as dreamy as dreams! I wish, Ella thought, I wish . . . I wish this night were forever! I wish wishing made it come true! I wish it would go on forever and ever and ever and ever and-
"ONE!" boomed the clock.
Ella started, her eyes big, like a child waking up. . . . The dream was over, she must go. . . . !
"A charming love story.. ."Saturday Review
". . . a book to prick the imagination." N.Y. Herald Tribune