Brownie by Amy Le Feuvre.
Brownie is aptly described as a young girl having "a tiny, rather delicate little face, with large brown eyes, looking out of a frame of thick brown tresses." Her mother, Mrs. Eustace makes her living by writing stories. Brownie and Buffie were playing in the woods when they heard what sounded like an angel, and Angelo became their new friend. Brownie tells Angelo about Jesus, but he has barely heard of the name. Soon Angelo needed a new guardian and they thought that God would miraculously provide for him, but this did not happen without the testing of their faith.—Curiosmith (2013).
The story of a little girl and boy, who come with their widowed mother to live in a small house in a pretty English village. The mother is an author, and finds it difficult always to make both ends meet. She not only has her children to support, but is paying her husband's debts. The children make acquaintances and have adventures. The moral of the story points to Christ as our guardian and Savior.—The American Catalogue (1905).
Brownie is rather of the order of child's book which is written with one eye on the parent. However, the children in it are fairly natural. It is unlikely that when they heard someone singing in a wood one of them should think it was "a bird that knew English" and the other should say it was an angel. It is more convincing when Brownie talks about nymphs and angels, and finds the distinction to be that "nimps are rather naughty." The boy with the exquisite voice and the appropriate name of Angelo is a slightly conventional figure.—Literary Issues 142-167 (1900).
This charming story of child life by a very popular writer. It points to Christ both as our guardian and as the Saviour of the sinful. It illustrates the hidden pathos of many an author's life. It ought to prove an attractive and successful book.—American Tract Society (1898).
Read The Stupid Little Servant story found in the last chapter of "Brownie."
- Chapter 1 — "We Are Going to Be Very Happy Here!"
- Chapter 2 — "Be His Little Guardian"
- Chapter 3 — An Angel in The Wood
- Chapter 4 — Only a Small Boy
- Chapter 5 — "Tell Me What You Know"
- Chapter 6 — A Holiday with Mother
- Chapter 7 — "You Said You Killed Her"
- Chapter 8 — Without a Friend in the World
- Chapter 9 — "I Have Found Someone!"
- Chapter 10 — A "Little Elijah"
- Chapter 11 — The Cruse of Oil Failing
- Chapter 12 — Kidnapped
- Chapter 13 — All Choocaw's Fault
- Chapter 14 — "It Is You at Last"
- Chapter 15 — "Mother's Pen Is Found"
- Chapter 16 — A Grandfather
- Chapter 17 — The Little Stupid Servant
- Brownie—the little girl, the main character.
- Buffie—Brownie's younger brother, six years old.
- Mrs. Eustace—Brownie's mother, a young widow.
- Hester—Mrs. Eustace's servant.
- Iris Monteith—the women who owns their house.
- Miss Grant—an older woman who lives with Miss Monteith.
- Sir George—a friend of Iris Monteith, likes the children.
- Angelo Pinet—The neighbor boy who sings very well.
- The Count Alphonse Matalio—the guardian of Angelo.
- Ninette—housekeeper for the Count.
- Pierre—Ninette's husband and servant for the Count.
- Rosina—Angelo's mother.
- Monsieur Capello—a man who wants to exploit Angelo's singing.
- Mr. Gayworthy—the town Vicar.
- Choocaw—the bird they nursed back to health.
- Mrs. Pratt—a storekeeper.
- Mr. Bernard—Mrs. Eustace's banker.
- Hebrews 13:5. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.
- The "cruse of oil" story in 1 Kings 17:8—16.