By Gail Carson Levine
How can a fairy's blessing be one of these curse?
At her beginning, Ella of Frell was once 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 slicing 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, decided to damage the curse—and reside fortunately ever after.
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No, mistress. Bless me, no. i need to maintain my state of affairs. yet all of the high-quality chefs in Kyrria are my pals, and if whatever occurred to the wench, i do not understand who could prepare dinner for you. " "I don't have her spoiled. " "Spoiled! i will paintings her tougher than she ever labored in her existence, and provides you a very good prepare dinner into the cut price. " the cut price used to be impossible to resist. *** MIDMORNING of my moment day of servitude, Olive joined us within the kitchen. "I'm hungry," she acknowledged, even though breakfast have been merely an hour previous. "Make me a white cake. " Mandy started to gather the components. "No, i need Ella to do it. " She stood at my aspect whereas I measured and combined. "Talk to me. " "What should still I say? " "I have no idea. whatever. " I instructed her a fairy story a few prince with an extended nostril who enjoyed a princess with a quick nostril. the story had humor and grief, and that i loved telling it. Over her cooking, Mandy chuckled and sighed on the right moments. yet Olive simply listened silently, her eyes riveted on my face. "Tell me another," she stated whilst I introduced the tip, suspecting she would not realize it in a different way. I recited "Beauty and the Beast. " My mouth used to be getting dry. I pumped water right into a cup. "Give me a few too," she demanded. I refilled the cup. was once I going to go the remainder of my lifestyles catering to this... this... this urge for food? "Another story," she stated while she complete ingesting. She stated an analogous after "Rapunzel" and "Hansel and Gretel. " ahead of she might order yet another after the story of King Midas, I requested her hoarsely if she'd cherished the tale. She nodded, and that i persuaded her to inform it again to me. "A king turns every little thing into gold and lives fortunately ever after. i would like extra. " no longer a command. "I've instructed each tale i do know. " "I wish funds. " might be she was once wondering Midas. "Give me your cash. " I had gotten just a couple of KJs from Father prior to he went away, which I was hoping to maintain in case of desire. "Don't you will have Ella to complete making your cake? " Mandy requested. "I suggestion you have been hungry. " "No! i need her cash. " Olive's voice rose. Mandy attempted back. "What does a wealthy younger woman resembling your self wish with the wee discount rates of a scullery maid? " "To make me richer. mom and Hattie have even more than I do. " She began to wail. "It's now not reasonable. " My head damage from no longer obeying, in addition to from Olive's noise. I driven the blending bowl away. "Come with me. " My funds used to be in my room, on the backside of my carpetbag. I hunted via it with no letting Olive see my Agulen wolf or my glass slippers. She most likely do not have famous their price, yet she may have said them to her mom or to Hattie. I had simply 3 silver KJs, sufficient to shop for a number of nutrition or an evening at an lodge. Olive counted them two times. "I need to positioned them away. " She closed her fists over them and marched off. i used to be penniless, stripped of the facility that even a number of cash bestow. For 1 / 4 hour I sat on my mattress, having fun with the quiet and attempting fruitlessly to consider new how you can holiday the curse. Then I lower back to the kitchen to assist Mandy with lunch. while I entered, Olive used to be there.