[DWJ] Re: Buttons? was Cinderella Graph

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Tue Aug 22 18:31:00 EDT 2006

Sue said...
> Re: Cinderella. As a child I always like M. M. Kaye's The Ordinary 
> Princess,
> since Princess Amy runs away from home and then becomes a Cinderella by 
> getting
> a job as a kitchen maid at two pfennigs a week. And it impressed me 
> terribly
> that it would take her fifty weeks of work to have enough for a new dress. 
> Plus
> when she breaks a plate it comes out of her salary. It brought a real, 
> less
> romanticized, sense of class dynamics into the story.

Oh yes, that is such a lovely story.  And the Prince in it is rather 
Buttons-ish, becoming Amy's friend and confidant, and appearing to her to be 
another servant.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"I will not trust you, I,
Nor longer stay in your curst company.
Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray;
My legs are longer though to run away."
-Wm. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 

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