In this scene, Buttons is rebuffed by Cinderella, when he offers to
Buttons: Well don't despair. Sometimes miracles do happen. In fact, I know just such a story about a princess and a frog.
Cinderella: I think I might have heard it.
Buttons: Not this one, it's quite original.
Cinderella: Go on then, but don't take too long. Supper is nearly ready.
Buttons: I don't have to tell it, if you're in too much of a hurry.
Cinderella: I'm sorry Buttons. I will listen, now please begin.
Buttons: Well, once upon a time there was a princess.
Cinderella: Was she beautiful?
Buttons: Like an angel. A radiance of goodness shone from her eyes and she had golden hair.
Cinderella: But was she happy?
Buttons: Sadly no. In fact, she was very lonely. She had tutors and bodyguards and gardeners, but no friends her own age to talk to. When she was feeling melancholy, she used to
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