Ram Dass's monkey escapes into the attic through the window. Ram Dass appears as well. He and Sara work together to get the monkey. "He slipped through the skylight and dropped without a sound. Then he turned to Sara and salaamed again" (p. 162). He takes the monkey, and thanks Sara for helping him. Then, he leaves. After that day, Ram Dass and the Indian Gentleman watch Sara work in her horrible conditions every day.
One day, Sara realizes, despite all that Miss Minchin said, she can still be a princess. "Sara, whose toes were almost sticking out of her boots-was a princess-a real one!" (p. 166). She has now figured that it does not take riches and luxury to be a princess. Even though she, like Becky, is covered in rags and is always starving, they are both princesses in their own special way. Sara now does not listen to Miss Minchin, who says that Sara can never be everyone's princess ever again.
One night, Ermengarde sneaks into Becky and Sara's room with a basket of food. There, they have a small party and have a good meal as best friends. Their party is ruined when Miss Minchin walks in, absolutely furious with them all. "'So I see...With the Princess Sara at the head of the table...You decorated the table...with this rubbish.' She stamped her foot at Becky. 'Go to your attic!'" (p. 227). They all receive punishments, and Sara is to work all day without any meals the next day.