By Gail Carson Levine
How can a fairy's blessing be this sort of curse?
At her start, Ella of Frell used to be given a silly fairy's gift—the "gift" of obedience. Ella needs to obey any order given to her, even if it really is hopping on one foot for an afternoon or reducing off her personal head!
But strong-willed Ella doesn't tamely settle for her destiny. She is going on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, depraved stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and good-looking princes, made up our minds to wreck the curse—and dwell fortunately ever after.
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He may possibly close me away. that may do, yet he must deliver me my food, the flax to spin my outfits, the wooden for my hearth. it might be a burden just like one in all Lucinda's marriage ceremony presents. And what might Kyrria contemplate a hermit queen? and the way might i think, locked away like Rapunzel in her tower? in addition, even the simplest precautions could fail. i may ask him to renounce being crown prince in want of his sister. If he have been by no means to be king, he is probably not a aim. yet how may possibly I ask this type of factor? How may possibly he settle for? And could the chance easily flow to his sister? lets hold the wedding a mystery. That was once absurd. the key might get out. I forged approximately for different principles, yet none got here. Cursed, i could not marry him. but when I ever controlled to wreck the curse, in a month or in two decades, i might locate him and win him all over again if he was once nonetheless unfastened. it doesn't matter what I needed to do, irrespective of how lengthy it took. yet now my purely selection was once to persuade him to provide me up. *** whilst i eventually suggestion what to claim and started to write down, I ruined 3 sheets of paper through crying on them and a fourth simply because I forgot to misspell phrases. My pricey Prince Charmont, Your most up-to-date corespondence with my stepsister was once recieved by way of my mom, Dame Olga, and myself. Ella and the cook dinner, Mandy, weren't right here to other than it. Ella is absent simply because she has eloped, taking our prepare dinner along with her. She left a be aware which i've got enclosed on your perusal. you've been a lot decieved in her. It used to be her customized to learn your letters aloud to us and crow over them, considering it a feather in her cap to be writing to royalty, resembling your self. For it slow, she had targets to be queen, yet she dispared of it and took one other supply. She may move into certainly one of her dreadful rages if she knew the contents of your letter. i don't imagine she loved residing on our generosity, and longed with the intention to lord it over us with better attractiveness than lets wish for, even supposing we fancy that our stile is especially positive. Your letter arrived 4 days after her departure. i do know simply because Demby had a ball that evening, and Ella was once drastically ignored. Her beaux grew to become to me for comfort, and that i gave them an analogous suggestion i've got for you: imagine not more of the minks, simply because she has already forgotten you. i'm sorry to dismay you, yet i am hoping you can be consoled by means of the fond needs of this admirer. Your angel of convenience, Hattie I tore a sheet of paper in part for the enclosure, written in my very own hand. those are the 1st phrases I ever penned as a married woman. you recognize him, yet I shall no longer write his identify, purely that he's very previous and extremely wealthy and lives faraway from Frell. And he's idiot adequate to make me his bride. sometime, and the day will not be lengthy in coming, I will be sole mistress of an enormous property. I shall no longer write back, yet search for me. whilst my husband dies, I shall stopover at Frell. in the event you secret agent a carriage that surpasses of others, peer inside of. you will discover me inside, smiling at my jewels and guffawing on the world-Ella Char's anger at his teach will be not anything in comparison with this.