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The next day he took her to Miss Minchin’s and left her there. He was to sail away the next morning. He explained to Miss Minchin that his solicitors would pay the bills she sent in for Sara’s expenses. When the cab drove away from the door, Sara was sitting on the floor of her sitting room, her eyes following it until it turned the corner of the square. Emily was sitting by her. When Miss Minchin sent her sister, Miss Amelia, to see what the child was doing, she found she could not open the door. “I have locked it,” said a polite little voice from inside. “I want to be quite by myself, if you please.” Miss Amelia, fat and dumpy, went downstairs again. “I never saw such a funny, old-fashioned child, sister,” she said. “It is much better than if she kicked and screamed,” Miss Minchin answered. “I’ve been putting her things away,” said Miss Amelia. 8

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Sourcebooks: A Little Princess  

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s enduring tale, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition. In one of the best-loved classic tales for child...

Sourcebooks: A Little Princess  

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s enduring tale, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition. In one of the best-loved classic tales for child...