Mansfield, Katherine. "The Doll's House".
The Burnell girls, Isabel, Lottie, and Kezia, get a coloured doll's house with miniature dolls and furniture. Kezia is most enchanted by the realistic amber lamp with a white globe. Isabel invites the girls from school to see the house. Eventually the only not to see the house are the Kelvey girls, Lil and Else, excluded because of their poor and unsound family.
Though the Burnell girls are not allowed to talk to the Kelveys, Kezia invites them to see the house. She is caught by aunt Beryl and scolded. When alone with Lil, our Else gives one of her very rare smiles and says: "I seen the little lamp."
AuthorMansfield, Katherine. (1888 - 1923).
Full Title"The Doll's House".
First PublishedIn: The Dove's Nest and Other Stories. London: Constable, 1923.
Mansfield, Katherine. "The Doll's House". (1923). Collected Stories. London: Constable, 1948.