“Oh yes,” said the Ordinary Princess. “I’ve heard of you. And if it hadn’t been for you, Godmama, I wouldn’t be here at this minute.”
“Does that make you glad or sorry?” asked the old lady.
“Glad!” said the Ordinary Princess promptly. “Though I ought to say,” she added truthfully, “that there have been times when I’ve wished I was a really proper kind of princess ... but not very often.”
The old lady laughed a high cackling sort of laugh. “You’re a sensible child,”
I'm having lots of fun with this. The illustrations are beautiful too.
Later, does the fairy god-mother solve her clothing problems with a bit of wand-waving? Of course not, that wouldn't be sensible! She points her towards the closest town and advises her to work to earn the money to pay for them!
This keeps getting better and better.