Mrs. Burton's Best Bedroom by Hesba Stretton. A short story from the book Mrs. Burton's Best Bedroom and other stories.


Mrs. Burton was very proud of the her bedroom, “if pride of any kind or degree is allowable to a Christian.” One morning she woke up and found a very big surprise. Hesba Stretton called this story “strictly true, and happened within the writer’s knowledge.” The moral in this story involves pride of possessions and knowing God’s love no matter what a person has done. Important Scriptures are Genesis 16:13— “Thou God seest me,” and 1 John 4:8—“God is love.”—Curiosmith (2015).


A well illustrated volume comprising not only the story in question, but many others of similar character, all of which are well suited for working classes.—The Rock.


Really readable, and contains many  touching and useful stories and articles.—The Literary World



  • Mrs. Burton – the main character.
  • Sophia—the daughter.
  • Martha—the servant girl.
  • Tom Marshall—a painter.


  • Chapter 1"Thou God Seeth Me."
  • Chapter 2"You'll Let Me Paint Out My Marks?

Important Scriptures:

  • Genesis 16:13—And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
  • 1 John 4:16—And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 
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