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The tale of Cinderella has changed a lot over the past few centuries: Finally, the glass slipper is peculiar to Perrault's telling of the story, which is one of the world's best-known and most widely distributed folktales. In most versions, Cinderella is helped by her dead mother, who reappears as a domestic animal, typically a cow or goat, rather than ...


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"When the Clock Strikes" (1980) by Tanith Lee It was first published in Weird Tales #1. The Duke had come to power by ridding himself of the members of a rival house. Yet one member of that house remained—a woman who attempted to use her sorcery to get her revenge. When the woman dies, her daughter, who calls herself Ashella, continues her fight against ...


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Possibly The Slipper and the Rose? Whilst putting flowers by her parents' grave, [Cinderella] inadvertently stumbles upon the prince, and his friend and bodyguard John, who are visiting the Royal crypt. The Prince sardonically talks about his dead ancestors, with whom he will one day be buried ("What a Comforting Thing to Know"). This would appear to be ...


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Well, in the Brothers Grimm version, there is no fairy godmother or rule about Midnight. In this version, there are 3 nights and on each night, there is a ball. Before the ball, Cinderella would go to a tree and say something—I forget what—and then birds would give her a dress. On the first night, she had a beautiful dress and shoes. On the second night, ...


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The problem with Cinderella as a character is there's no one single canon story to point to (unlike Snow White). As Wikipedia notes, some versions have her of noble birth The twelfth-century AD lai of Le Fresne ("The Ash-Tree Girl"), retold by Marie de France, is a variant of the "Cinderella" story in which a wealthy noblewoman abandons her infant ...


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You can read From Fabletown with Love without spoiling anything, but you'll need to read Fables are Forever at a specific point, as its a crossover. I've just seen the date this was posted, however, so I imagine you already know this! I'm sorry no-one answered you sooner, and I wasn't around a year ago. ...None of this would have happened if Boy Blue were ...


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If Cinderella had both slippers, they would have disappeared. But she had one and the prince now owned the other. Their love held onto the magic. Therefore the power of dreams coming true. The page carried the magic on a pillow( a pillow a symbol of dreams). It wasn't the slipper but a tiny foot (symbol of grace and nobility) that convinced the king's ...


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Apparently the dress was her mother's dress that was just changed. It seems that the shoes weren't changed, they were added. This is even apparent in the movie from 2015, where it shows Cinderella step out of her "raggy shoes", due to the fairy godmother stating she should make everything compete or something along those lines. And the glass shoes were just ...


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The glass slippers were made specifically for Cinderella. They were the only items not made from something else. They had nothing to turn back in to..


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Let me offer two possible solutions: The palace - or the prince - was a place of magic, and this magic ensured that the shoe stayed as it was, until reunited. Related to this is the possibility that the purpose of the magic was to get Cinders and Charming together, and so it continued until it was resolved. The magic was associated with Cinderella, and so ...


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