The next day, the prince disguised himself as the herald and personally went about the town to ask who owned the glasses. “The prince will invite whoever owns these glasses to a dinner at the castle!” He announced.
When the prince arrived in Cinderella’s home, the stepmother hurriedly brought out her daughters to fit the spectacles.
“This is mine!” Elvira pushed the glasses to her puffy face and almost broke it. She tried walking with the glasses, but immediately got dizzy and conked her head on the nearest tree.
“I’m sorry,” the prince shook his head. “This cannot be yours.”
“It’s mine!” Charlotte yanked the glasses from her sister. She wore it, and smiled as the glasses fit her long and tapered face. But she couldn’t see anything. When she extended her hand to the prince, she ended up slapping him on the face.
“I think not,” the prince turned around to leave. But just as he was about to mount his horse, Cinderella peeked from behind the door.
“May I try it?” She asked, squinting her eyes as she walked towards the prince.
“Oh no, she cannot be the one you are looking for. She didn’t even leave the house last night! And even if she did, she wouldn’t have seen the prince. Rumor has it that the prince was dancing with only one person the whole night!
But the prince insisted, and when she put the glasses on, everything was clear again.
“You’re not the herald, you’re the prince!” Cinderella exclaimed, staring into the eyes of the handsome man she danced with the night before.
The prince smiled. He knew he had found his princess at last.
And Cinderella lived with perfect vision for the rest of her life.