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Maid Sally by Harriet A. Cheever

Maid Sally by Harriet A. Cheever is a heartwarming tale that takes readers back to the simpler times of rural America. Set in a small town in the early 20th century, this book transports us into the world of Sally, a young girl full of hopes and dreams.

Cheever intricately weaves a compelling narrative, delving into Sally's journey as she navigates the challenges of being a maid in a wealthy household. Through Sally's eyes, we witness the stark contrast between the opulence of her employers and the humble origins she comes from. This stark dichotomy adds depth and complexity to the story, as we see how Sally strives to maintain her identity while adapting to the demands of her new role.

What sets Maid Sally apart is Cheever's ability to paint vivid pictures with words, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the world she creates. From the tranquil beauty of the countryside to the bustling towns, every scene is described with such detail that it feels tangible. This attention to sensory detail creates an atmosphere that pulls readers in and keeps them engaged throughout.

The characters in Maid Sally are also well-developed and relatable. Sally, in particular, is a protagonist who exudes strength, resilience, and a genuine desire for a better life. As we witness her growth and determination, we cheer for her successes and empathize with her setbacks. Additionally, the secondary characters are equally captivating, each contributing to the rich tapestry of the story.

One aspect that may surprise readers is the underlying social commentary which is subtly woven into the narrative. Cheever sheds light on the struggles faced by domestic workers during a time when their voices often went unheard. By tackling these important issues, the author adds a layer of depth that elevates the story beyond a simple coming-of-age tale.

However, while the story is well-crafted, some readers may find certain aspects predictable and the pacing slightly slow at times. Nevertheless, these small flaws do not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book.

In conclusion, Maid Sally is a beautifully written novel that transports readers to a bygone era, immersing them in the struggles and triumphs of its unforgettable characters. Harriet A. Cheever's masterful storytelling and vivid imagery create a world that is both captivating and thought-provoking. Whether you are a fan of historical fiction or simply appreciate a well-told tale, Maid Sally is a book that is sure to resonate long after you turn the final page.

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Maid Sally

By HARRIET A. CHEEVER

Author of "Little Mr. Van Vere of China," "Ted's Little Dear," "Strange Adventures of Billy Trill," etc.

ILLUSTRATED

Boston Dana Estes & Company Publishers

Copyright, 1902 BY DANA ESTES & COMPANY

All rights reserved

MAID SALLY Published, July, 1902

Colonial Press Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

TO "Muggins"

SUNNY HAIRED, BELOVED CHILD OF NURSERY DAYS WHO NEVER TIRED OF A STORY THIS BOOK IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. HEARD AT INGLESIDE 11

II. THE GREAT HOUSE 20

III. THE END OF FAIRY TOWN 28

IV. THE FAIRY PRINCE 43

V. THE NEW SALLY 53

VI. THE SUPPER COMPANY 65

VII. SALLY SAYS, "I WILL!" 78

VIII. A LONG GOOD BY 90

IX. THE PARSON 103

X. PROGRESS 116

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