A Little Princess - Chapter 8: In the Attic and Chapter 9: Melchisedec Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 8: In the Attic, As Sara spent her first night in the attic trying to fall asleep, she kept whispering to herself "My papa is dead!" (90). Her bed was so hard and room was so dark that she could not get comfortable, especially when she began to hear the rats scratching inside the wall. The next morning, Lavinia took the star pupil seat by Miss Minchin. Miss Minchin told Sara that she would sit with the younger children to keep them quiet during meals and to make sure they did not waste food. Every day after that, Sara was given more duties. She no longer got to attend classes herself. Afraid she might forget what she had learned, Sara spent time in the schoolroom reviewing old lessons and reading after all her work was done. Miss Minchin...

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