by Eleanor H. Porter, 1913
A preview of chapter 1 of Pollyanna:
Miss Polly Harrington entered her kitchen a little hurriedly this June
morning. Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she
specially prided herself on her repose of manner. But to-day she was
Nancy, washing dishes at the sink, looked up in surprise. Nancy had been
working in Miss Polly’s kitchen only two months, but already she knew that
her mistress did not usually hurry.
‘Yes, ma’am.’ Nancy answered cheerfully, but she still continued wiping the
pitcher in her hand.