The Gift of the Crocodile:
A Cinderella Story
Damura is a beautiful girl, as kind and lovely as the little green parrot that perches on the nutmeg tree. but Damura's stepmother and stepsister mistreat her. They force her to rise before dawn, carry out all the chores, and sleep on the floor. One day, while down by the river, Damura calls out the the creatures of the wild for help. Rising from the waters, an ancient crocodile answers the call. This unusual fairy godmother outfits Damura in a sarong of gold, with slippers to match, and sends her to the palace to dance for the prince. Once he sees her, the prince knows that she will be his bride.
Damura's wicked stepmother and stepsister are
so jealous that they push Damura into the river, where she is swallowed by
a crocodile. Too bad they didn't know about grandmother Crocodile.
Introduction to The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story