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[Narrating as she and Eddie were running around]
It all began one day last April. I was living with my Grandmary in Mount Bedford, New York. And she was determined to teach me to become a proper young lady.
[climbs up on a tree]
But that day, in particular, I was more interested in getting away from my next-door nuisance Eddie Ryland.
[finds Samantha up on a tree]
You're so dumb, you probably think three times four is twelve.
Three times four is twelve, Eddie. Now if you ...
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I greatly enjoyed this sweet, gentle film set in 1904, about two young girls who become friends, and the troubles that befall them and how they deal with those problems.
The young actresses playing these roles did very well and made the characters seem real, and made me care about them. All the little girls were adorable.
Samantha is well off financially and lives with her grandmother (played by Mia Farrow - a treat to see her), but Samantha is an orphan and has lost both her parents in a boating accident.
Grandmother's beautiful, old mansion is out in the countryside and Samantha is a little bit lonely, when an Irish lass, Nellie, her father, and Nellie's two younger sisters arrive, to work at the neighbor's home next door.
Nellie's mother is deceased, and her family is poor, so they all have to work, despite being only children. (The film also deals with child labor.) Nellie and Samantha become fast friends, and Samantha is quite resourceful in helping her friends.
I really liked this movie and highly recommend it. Young girls will love it, and it has enough story interest that an adult will not be bored watching it either.
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