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GRAND DUKE
You are the only ladies of the household I hope—- [catches himself] I—I presume.
LADY TREMAINE
There's no one else, your Grace.
GRAND DUKE
Quite so. Good day, good day.
CINDERELLA
Your Grace! Your Grace! Please, wait. May I try it on?
LADY TREMAINE
Oh. Pay no attention to her.
ANASTASIA
It's only Cinderella.
DRIZELLA
Our scullery maid.
ANASTASIA
From the kitchen.
LADY TREMAINE
Absolutely ridiculous.
ANASTASIA
She's out of her mind.
LADY TREMAINE
Yes, just an imaginative child!
GRAND DUKE
Madame, my orders were every maiden!
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LADY TREMAINE
Drizella? Drizella.
DRIZELLA
Mmm? What?
LADY TREMAINE
Get up. Quick, this instant. We haven't a moment to lose. [goes into Anastasia's room] Anastasia? Anastasia. Get up, Anastasia.
ANASTASIA
[yawning] Huh? What for? Why?
LADY TREMAINE
Oh, everyone's talking about it. The whole kingdom. Oh, hurry now. He'll be here any minute.
DRIZELLA
[yawning] Who will?
LADY TREMAINE
The Grand Duke. He's been hunting all night.
DRIZELLA
Hunting?
LADY TREMAINE
For that girl. The one who lost her slipper at the ball last night. They say he's madly in love with her.
ANASTASIA
The Duke is?
LADY TREMAINE
Oh, no, no, no, the Prince!
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CINDERELLA
Oh please, you don't think that I would—-
LADY TREMAINE
Hold your tongue! Now, it seems we have time on our hands.
CINDERELLA
But I was only trying to—-
LADY TREMAINE
Silence!
CINDERELLA
[gulps]
LADY TREMAINE
Time for vicious 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 the tapestries 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 of course there's the mending and the sewing and the laundry... Oh yes, and one more thing. See that Lucifer gets his bath.
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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]