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A Little Princess

A Little Princess


by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess Courage Quotes

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Quote #1

"I don't like it, papa," she said. "But then I dare say soldiers—even brave ones—don't really LIKE going into battle." (1.20)

Sara wouldn't be the first kid to compare going to school to the horrors of war, but she's going to keep that little chin of hers up—and face Miss Minchin's school even it if does seem horrible.

Quote #2

"Beggars have nowhere to live," she said courageously. "I have a place to live in." (9.4)

Sara has to stay brave for Lottie; otherwise she'd probably just start crying again (like usual). This is a good example of how Sara believes that princesses have to set … good examples.

Quote #3

She had sat so quietly that the rat had begun to take courage. (9.42)

Everyone has fears to conquer—even the rat in the corner of the attic. We're actually starting to think Melchisedec sounds like of cute.

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