Spine and corners bumped. Spine and covers creased and grubby.
'You've tackled every job that ever came your way,' Pa said. 'You've never shirked and you always stuck to it till you did what you set out to do. Have confidence in yourself, and you can lick anything.'
Feeling small and nervous as she leaves home for the first time, fifteen-year-old Laura Ingalls is determined to do well in her new career as a teacher. At first, it seems that she'll never get over the terrible pangs of insecuity and homesickness, but eventually she does.