`Introductory Note: "Envious Minny," published with "Lazy Charlotte," is one of a series of stories which detail what might happen to little girls who disbehaved. In several the punishment involved the child turning into something else (such as the Earl's daughter in "The Tom Boy Who Was Changed Into a Real Boy"). Mopsa, in "The Girl Who Inked Herself," changed into a black rag doll. Minny's punishment is analogous. Click on any of the illustrations to see a larger version.

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