Lady Tremaine: Hold your tongue! Now, it seems we have time on our hands.
Cinderella: But I was only trying to—
Lady Tremaine: Silence! Time forvicious practical jokes. Perhaps we can put it to better use. Now let me see...There's the large carpet in the main hall; clean it! And the windows—upstairs and down—wash them! Oh yes, and thetapestries and the draperies—
Cinderella: But I just finished—
Lady Tremaine: Do them again! And don't forget the garden. Then scrub the terrace, sweep the halls and the stairs, clean the chimneys. And ofcourse there's the mending and the sewing and the laundry...Oh yes, and one more thing, see that Lucifer gets his bath.
Lady Tremaine: And, by royal command, every eligible maiden is to attend!Drizella: Why, that's us!
Anastasia: And I'm so eligible!
Cinderella: Why, that means I can go too!
Drizella: Hah! Her, dancing with the Prince. [laughing]
Anastasia: [mocking Cinderella] I'd be honored,Your Highness. [holds out her flute] Would you mind holding my broom? [both waltz in place, laughing derisively]
Drizella and Anastasia: [echoing offstage] Cinderella!
Fairy Godmother: Well, hop inmy dear. We can't waste time
Cinderella: Oh, but—
Fairy Godmother: Now, now, don't try to thank me.
Cinderella: Oh, I wasn't...I mean, I do, but don't you think my dress—
Fairy Godmother: Yes, it'slovely, dear, lov... [actually sees it] Good heavens, child! You can't go in that.
Cinderella: Why, it's like a dream. A wonderful dream comes true.
Fairy Godmother: Yes, my child, but like all dreams,well, I'm afraid this can't last forever. You have only until midnight, and—
Cinderella: Midnight? Oh, thank you—
Fairy Godmother: Oh, now, just a minute. You must understand, my dear: On the strokeof tweleve, the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before.
Cinderella: Oh, I understand, but...it's more than I ever hoped for.
The King: I give up. Even I couldn't expect the...