From Cherry Finn: The worse part's seein' myself all gussied up like one'a the girls was how deuced pretty I was! I'd always thought Amy Lawrence was the best lookin' girl around these parts, while Tom's been sayin' it's Becky Thatcher since the day she came to town, but I swear that neither'a them girls could hold a candle to the doll-face beauty I seen in the lookin' glass that morning.! Why I didn't just look like girl, I looked like the prettiest girl in the two counties, and that seemed to make everythin' even more unbearable! Oh, why'd this have to happen to ME! I ain't never had no truck with girls, them bein' so delicate and helpless, and there I was lookin' like the most delicate, most helpless girl in town! It was just so awful I felt a little faint but I steadied myself, afraid I might swoon like the girl I appeared to be!