A Little Princess
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And upstairs in the locked room Sara and Emily sat on the floor and stared at the corner round which the cab had disappeared, while Captain Crewe looked backward, waving and kissing his hand as if he could not bear to stop. (1.72)
When her papa leaves her at the boarding school in gloomy old London, Sara is left with only Emily, who is—no offense--not exactly an actual human being. And we're a little creeped out that this narrator is talking about Emily like she is a human, to be honest.
"I want to go there," she cried. "I—I haven't any mamma in this school." (4.49)
That's an incredibly effective way to get what you want, Lottie. Wear that motherlessness badge proudly.
In fact, she herself scarcely remembered anything but that she walked up and down, saying over and over again to herself in a voice which did not seem her own, "My papa is dead! My papa is dead!" (7.155)
Well, this isn't depressing at all. Sara doesn't even have a friend to talk to about her loss, so she's left talking to herself. Someone get this girl a grief counselor, STAT.