A Little Princess: Complete (Paperback)

A Little Princess: Complete By Frances Hodgson Burnett Cover Image
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Once on a dark winter's day, when the yellow fog hung so thick and heavy in the streets ofLondon that the lamps were lighted and the shop windows blazed with gas as they do at night, anodd-looking little girl sat in a cab with her father and was driven rather slowly through the bigthoroughfares.She sat with her feet tucked under her, and leaned against her father, who held her in his arm, asshe stared out of the window at the passing people with a queer old-fashioned thoughtfulness in herbig eyes.She was such a little girl that one did not expect to see such a look on her small face. It wouldhave been an old look for a child of twelve, and Sara Crewe was only seven. The fact was, however, that she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any timewhen she had not been thinking things about grown-up people and the world they belonged to. Shefelt as if she had lived a long, long time.At this moment she was remembering the voyage she had just made from Bombay with herfather, Captain Crewe. She was thinking of the big ship, of the Lascars passing silently to and fro onit, of the children playing about on the hot deck, and of some young officers' wives who used to tryto make her talk to them and laugh at the things she said.Principally, she was thinking of what a queer thing it was that at one time one was in India in theblazing sun, and then in the middle of the ocean, and then driving in a strange vehicle throughstrange streets where the day was as dark as the night. She found this so puzzling that she movedcloser to her father."Papa," she said in a low, mysterious little voice which was almost a whisper, "papa.""What is it, darling?" Captain Crewe answered, holding her closer and looking down into herface. "What is Sara thinking of?""Is this the place?" Sara whispered, cuddling still closer to him. "Is it, papa?""Yes, little Sara, it is. We have reached it at last." And though she was only seven years old, sheknew that he felt sad when he said it.It seemed to her many years since he had begun to prepare her mind for "the place," as shealways called it. Her mother had died when she was born, so she had never known or missed her.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798707422485
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 18th, 2021
Pages: 174
Language: English