The Dog-Eared Page: A Little Princess

Monday, November 17, 2014

book, except, frances hodgson burnett, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,

"Things happen to people by accident," She used to say.  " A lot of nice accidents have happened to me. It just happened that I always liked lessons and books and could remember things when I learned them. It just happened that I was born with a father who was beautiful and nice and clever, and could give me everything I liked. Perhaps I have not really a good temper at all, but if you have everything you want and everyone is kind to you, how can help but be good-tempered? I don't know"- looking quite serious- "how I shall ever find out whether I am really a nice child or a horrid one. Perhaps I am a hideous child and no one will ever know, just because I never have any trials."

"Lavinia has no trials," said Ermengarde, stolidly "and she is horrid enough."
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 


  1. “”It’s true,” she said. “Sometimes I do pretend I am a princess. I pretend that I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one.””

    What could be more perfect than that little painful quote of Sara's?

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  2. I always loved those Tasha Tudor illustrations. :-)

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