This little girl was named Laura and she lived with her Father and Mother, her sister Mary and baby sister Carrie.
Laura and Mary loved playing with their dolls, their dog Jack, listening to Pa tell stories, and when company came. When company came Ma curled their hair. Everyone noticed and complimented Mary's golden curls, but no one noticed Laura's dull brown curls
The girls especially loved seeing their Aunt Lotty. Laura waited to see how Aunt Lotty would respond to Mary's question and felt miserable. She knew Mary's hair was prettier.
Hi Aunt Lotty!!
Which do you like best Aunt Lotty, brown curls or golden curls?
Lauras throat swelled. She knew Mary was right
I like both kinds best!
Aunt Lotty likes my hair best. Golden hair is prettier than brown.
Later, Mary and Laura were gathering wood chips for the fire
Laura reached over and slapped Mary
But Mary said-
It makes no difference
Come here Laura.
I told you girls you must never strike each other.
He took the strap down from the wall, and whipped Laura
Come here, Laura
You like golden hair better than brown, don't you?