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You're going to look great if we get to go to that disco.
Yeah. Oh, hello.
And tonight's story is all about a royal disco.
Teddy has got dressed up just in case he's invited.
This story is called Prince Cinders and it is by Babette Cole.
Prince Cinders wasn't much of a prince - he was small,
spotty, scruffy and skinny.
He had three big, hairy brothers,
who were always teasing him about his looks.
They spent their time going to the palace disco
with princess girlfriends.
They made poor Prince Cinders stay behind and clean up after them.
When his work was done,
he would sit by the fire and wish he was big and hairy like his brothers.
One Saturday night, when he was washing the socks,
a dirty fairy fell down the chimney.
"All your wishes shall be granted," cried the fairy.
"Zis, zis, boom! Tick, tack, ta!
"This empty can shall be a car!
"Biff, bang, bong! Bow, bow, bow!
"To the disco you shall go!
"That can't be right," said the fairy.
"Toe of rat and eye of newt, your rags will turn into a suit."
"Crumbs," thought the fairy, "I didn't mean a swimsuit."
"Your greatest wish I'll grant to you, you shall be big...
"and hairy, too."
Prince Cinders got big and hairy all right.
"Rats!" said the fairy, "wrong again,
"but I'm sure it all wears off at midnight."
Prince Cinders didn't know he was a big, hairy monkey,
because that's the kind of spell it was.
He thought he looked pretty good.
So off he went to the disco.
The car was too small to drive, but he made the best of it.
But when you arrived at the royal rave-up,
he was too big too fit through the door.
He decided to take the bus home.
A pretty princess was waiting at the stop.
"Ehem. When's the next bus?" he grunted.
Luckily, midnight struck and Prince Cinders changed back into himself.
The princess thought he had saved her by frightening away
the big, hairy monkey.
"Wait!" she shouted, but Prince Cinders was too shy.
He even lost his trousers in the rush.
The princess was none other than the rich and beautiful
She put out a proclamation to find the owner of the trousers...
Every prince from miles around tried to force the trousers on.
But they wriggled about and refused to fit any of them.
Prince Cinders' brothers all fought to get into the trousers at once.
"Let him try," commanded the princess, pointing at Cinders.
"They won't fit that little squirt," sneered his brothers.
But they did!
Princess Lovelypenny proposed immediately.
So Prince Cinders married Princess Lovelypenny
and lived in luxury, happily ever after.
And Princess Lovelypenny had a word with the fairy
about his big, hairy brothers...
..who she turned into house fairies,
and they flitted around the palace doing the housework
for ever and ever.
And that story was called Prince Cinders.
Maybe we should get the house fairies to clean
the CBeebies house. Looking a bit dirty around here.
What do you think?
I'm just pleased that Prince Cinders found his princess.
Maybe you will dream about being a prince or a princess tonight.
Sleep tight and I'll see you soon for another bedtime story.
Say good night, Teddy.
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