A fairytale of Dalston

Cinderabba

One of Ab’s favourite tropes was to rework fairytales – particularly Cinderella.  Here, Ab casts himself as Cinders (Cinderabba) and Celie and her sister Lily are the “Ugly Sisters”.  Part of the joke is that Celie was a notorious “beauty” and Lily … not so much.  Another joke here is that Ab’s reward for being a drudge is to go to shool (synagogue), hardly hidden virtue being rewarded.

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