A good tale is none the worse for being told twice

Children, in particular, love to hear a story again, however many times they heard it before.

‘Mummy, please tell me the story of the girl who had two wicked sisters, who went out and left her to do all the housework, and one day a fairy turns a pumpkin into a beautiful coach and she goes to the ball in it, and the prince falls in love with her and they get married. Do tell me that one, Mummy.’