She danced with him for the entire night. They discussed many things and the man was surprised at her knowledge about business.
“You enchant me. My grandfather desires that I spend my evening looking for the right woman, but I seem to have found her already,” the man said.
“Your grandfather?” Cinderella asked.
“Yes, surely you know him,” the man smiled.
Just as she was about to respond, Cinderella heard the large golden clock in the center of the banquet hall strike midnight.
As the clock began to countdown, Cinderella apologized hurriedly and ran as fast as she could out of the palace. She jumped into the silver carriage, dropping one of her glass slippers. She held on tightly as the carriage zoomed away from the palace.