"Hello, my name is Miss Lavini--Oh!" I couldn't help myself; I stopped dead in my tracks, all sensible notions drained from my being. My hand, my knees, began to quake, and I would have turned around and run back outside, had Colonel Wood not been immediately behind me, barring any escape.
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin, page 31
I've been hearing a lot about this book on book blogs recently. I hadn't originally planned to put it on my TBR list, but when I went into the library and it was sitting there on the new book shelf, I felt like it was calling my name! Watch for a review to come soon!