Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folks' Edition HTML version
Miss Ophelia found that it was no easy matter to bring anything like order into the St.
Clare household. The slaves had been left to themselves so long, and had grown so
untidy, that they were not at all pleased with Miss Feely, as they called her, for trying to
make them be tidy. However, she had quite made up her mind that order there must be.
She got up at four o'clock in the morning, much to the surprise of the housemaids. All
day long she was busy dusting and tidying, till Mrs. St. Clare said it made her tired to see
cousin Ophelia so busy.