A Little Princess
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This catalogue record does not identify the illustrator but links a page-by-page "electronic copy from HathiTrust" with unnumbered page 7, "List of Illustrations", subheading "From drawings by Reginald B. Well, he does also suggest that Miss Minchin might do her the "favor" of keeping her on as a student.
What is even more possible, and even likely, is that Sara's father is a grandson of white Mughals, English officers with the East India Company who learned and spoke the languages, converted to Islam, married Mughal noblewomen and utterly assimilated into the Mughal culture of 18th-century India. The 1985 TV series by Nippon Animation has a similar title in Japanese, although the two adaptations are not related. But she soon finds there are other children with no friends, and before she knows it she has more friends than she can count! In the next chapter she admits to pinching herself repeatedly and "just now I touched a hot coal, on purpose.A substantial portion of the story is given over to Sara's abetting of an illicit romance between an under-teacher and the school's riding master, dramatized in an elaborate fairy-tale dream sequence. This handsome Word Cloud edition of the classic children’s novel includes black-and-white illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and a heat-burnished cover with foil stamping, making it a wonderful addition to the bookshelf.
When she wakes up that morning with a nasty, snuffly cold, she is determined not to let it spoil her fun - even if it means bending the rules a little!The first things Miss Minchin takes away are her birthday presents, as she had paid for them expecting to get the money back as part of her next payment for Sara's upkeep.