branch - 树枝
bird - 鸟
One day, her father decided to go and participate in the neighboring country’s fair.
“My daughters. What gift would you like me to bring back for you? Tell me one by one~"
The first stepsister said, “I want a pretty, glimmering gem.”
And the second stepsister said, “Then I want a soft silk dress.”
Finally, it was Cinderella's turn. “I would like the first tree branch that touches your hat when you come back.”
After being away at the fair, the father returned.
The sisters all received the gifts just as the father had promised: the two stepsisters were given pretty clothes and shining jewels, and Cinderella was given the branch.
Cinderella planted the branch next to her mother's grave.
The tree branch grew to be a big, strong tree. It was a pretty tree where little birds would gather and sing beautiful songs.
Time passed and soon, the warm spring was upon them.
The two stepsisters were very excited over this news.
“Did you hear that? This ball is going to be held to find the Prince's BRIDE~!”
“我要成为王子的新娘，肯定没有人像我这么漂亮 哈哈哈”“I will be his bride. There is no one as beautiful as me, ha ha ha!”
Invitations were delivered to every house where any woman lived.