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A Sweet Little Maid

Amy Ella Blanchard

Book Overview: 

Dimple, the nine-year-old little girl is accustomed to being always the first. She has Bubbles, a little coloured girl as playmate and servant. One day Dimple’s cousin, Florence comes to visit her and they have a wonderful time together. But then come the rainy days and the two children easily get bored in the house… and that’s how the adventures and troubles begin.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Just playing."

"Well, don't get into any mischief," came from the bottom of the stairs, and then Mrs. Dallas went off.

Presently there came another fright: a footstep on the stairs.

"Who is that?" asked Dimple, fearfully.

"Me," came the answer, as Bubbles' woolly head appeared.

"It is only Bubbles," said Dimple, much relieved. "Come up, Bubbles; we are dressing up, and you shall too; but if you dare to tell on us—off you go to the orphan asylum."

"I wouldn't tell fur nothin', Miss Dimple," said she, as Dimple threw her an old wrapper.

"I am going to be Lady Melrose, and Florence Lady Beckwith. You can be—Oh, Florence, let's dress Bubbles up in a coat and trousers, and have her for a footman."

"All right," said Florence, and shaking with laughter, Bubbles was attired in coat, trousers, and tall hat.

"Oh, she is too funny," said Florence, holding her sides. "Where is my bonnet?"<. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This was a sweet, simple story about children in the days innocent with playmates was all that children worried about. My favorite statement in this book is "Do you suppose they will ever find out whether katy did or not? I'd like to know what she did, anyhow." Dimple, Florence and Bubbles were l...more

A story for young adults but as I was looking for an audio book, I thought I would listen to it. It was published at the turn of the century so the action and language used may be difficult for modern readers to accept.

The central character is Eleanor, known as Dimples because of a deep dimple i...more