Cinderella's stepsisters had been invited to the castle ball, causing Cinderella to threaten to burn their house down if they did not bring her along. In her lovely gown, she easily attracted the attention of the prince. He invited her to his bedroom, which left the stepsisters fuming with indignation. They soon decided to follow the couple, but a most unexpected sight awaited them. They witnessed Cinderella striking the prince with her glass slippers, a strange look of ecstasy on her face.
Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper (French: Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre, Italian: Cenerentola, German: Aschenputtel), is a European folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression in Histoires ou contes du temps passé published by Charles Perrault in 1697, and by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms' Fairy Tales.