Little Helen; or, A Day in the Life of a Naughty Girl

In this story, one of Babcock's series of “Moral, Instructive, and Entertaining Toy Books,” Helen begins her day in a disagreeable mood and ends it by being sent to bed without dessert as punishment for her repeated disobedience. As she lays her head on her pillow she admits to her mother and herself, “Indeed I am not happy, for I have not been good, and this has been a very Unpleasant Day.”

Little Helen; or, A day in the life of a naughty girl.

Little Helen; or, A Day in the Life of a Naughty Girl (New Haven: S. Babcock, 1840)