A Little Princess
"Lavinia and Jessie are `best friends,'" she said rather huskily. "I wish we could be `best
friends.' Would you have me for yours? You're clever, and I'm the stupidest child in the
school, but I-- oh, I do so like you!"
"I'm glad of that," said Sara. "It makes you thankful when you are liked. Yes. We will be
friends. And I'll tell you what"-- a sudden gleam lighting her face--"I can help you with
your French lessons."