Sara Crewe: Or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's

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C. Scribner's sons, 1888 - Boarding school students - 83 pages
Later expanded into a larger, more successful volume entitled€A Little Princess, €Sara Crewe tells the story of a young girl who is separated from her father after being schemed by her evil boarding school headmistress, Miss Minchin.

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The story of a young girl who goes from riches to rags and back to riches again, striving to keep her goodness throughout her hardships and being rewarded at the end for her efforts... This review is ... Read full review

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This is the draft of "A Little Princess," and far less readable. All the twee sentimentality is emphasized here. Read full review

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Page 28 - You are a little like Emily." "Who is Emily?" Sara recollected herself. She knew she was sometimes rather impolite in the candor of her remarks, and she did not want to be impolite to a girl who was not unkind — only stupid. Notwithstanding all her sharp little ways she had the sense to wish to be just to everybody. In the hours she spent alone, she used to argue out a great many curious questions with herself. One thing she had decided upon was, that a person who was clever ought to be clever...
Page 33 - cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.
Page 53 - ... cloth, and upon it were spread small covered dishes, a cup and saucer, and a tea-pot ; on the bed were new, warm coverings, a curious wadded silk robe and some books. The little, cold, miserable room seemed changed into Fairyland. It was actually warm and glowing. "It is bewitched!

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