There was, many years ago, a gentleman who had a charming lady for
his wife. They had one daughter only, who was very dutiful to her
parents. But while she was still very young, her mamma died, to the
grief of her husband and daughter. After a time, the little
girl's papa married another lady.
Now this lady was proud and haughty, and had two grown-up daughters
as disagreeable as herself; so the poor girl found everything at
home changed for the worse.
But she bore all her troubles with patience, not even complaining
to her father, and, in spite of her hard toil, she grew more lovely
in face and figure every year.