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She attracted the attention of Miss Minchin. “Miss St. John!—Sit up at once!” When lessons were over, Sara looked for Miss St. John. “What is your name?” she said. “My name’s Ermengarde St. John.” “Mine is Sara Crewe. Yours is very pretty.” “Do you like it?” fluttered Ermengarde. “I—I like yours.” Miss St. John’s chief trouble in life was that she had a clever father, and Ermengarde was a severe trial to Mr. St. John. He could not understand how a child of his could be a notably dull creature who never shone in anything. “You are clever, aren’t you?” Sara had heard it said very often that she was “clever,” and she wondered if she was. “I don’t know,” she said. “I can’t tell. Would you like to see Emily?” 16

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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...