A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess Jealousy Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
One of Miss Minchin's chief secret annoyances was that she did not speak French herself, and was desirous of concealing the irritating fact. (2.24)
This is the moment when Miss Minchin really starts to dislike Sara—because she has a desired skill (that pretty, fluent French-speaking!) that Miss Minchin doesn't have. Notice how the jealousy is way more about Miss Minchin's inadequacies than what Sara actually has?
Lavinia, in fact, was spiteful. She was inordinately jealous of Sara. Until the new pupil's arrival, she had felt herself the leader in the school. (4.6)
Your days are numbered, Lavinia. Next time, try being nice to people. Seems to work for Sara.