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Little Princess (version 4 dramatic reading)

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Sara Crewe is a very intelligent, polite, and creative young girl. Born to a wealthy soldier in India, Sara was brought all the way to London in Victorian-era England for a formal education. At the upscale boarding school, Sara is forced to tolerate the haughty, disdainful headmistress, Miss Minchin. Unfortunately, things only get worse for Sara when her father's bankruptcy and death leave her impoverished and at the mercy of the jealous Miss Minchin. Sara undergoes numerous trials as she humbly allows herself to be subjected to servitude, but with the help of several dear friends (both seen and unseen), she remains as proud and unwavering and imaginative as ever, proving to all that she is, as the title says, "a little princess."

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[Illustration: "I am not I am not dreaming!"]

A LITTLE PRINCESS

BEING THE WHOLE STORY OF SARA CREWE NOW TOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME

BY FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLORS BY ETHEL FRANKLIN BETTS

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK . . . . . 1937

COPYRIGHT, 1888 AND 1905, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

COPYRIGHT, 1916, BY FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

Printed in the United States of America

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the permission of Charles Scribner's Sons

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THE WHOLE OF THE STORY

I do not know whether many people realize how much more than is ever written there really is in a story how many parts of it are never told how much more really happened than there is in the book one holds in one's hand and pores over. Stories are something like letters. When a letter is written, how often one remembers things omitted and says, "Ah, why did I not tell them that?" In writing a book one relates all that one remembers at the time, and if one told all that really happened perhaps the book would never end... Continue reading book >>


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