″‘I’ve heard of you. And if it hadn’t been for you, Godmama, I wouldn’t be here at this minute.’
‘Does that make you glad or sorry?’ asked the old lady.
‘Glad!’ said the Ordinary Princess promptly. ‘Though I ought to say,’ she added truthfully, ‘that there have been times when I’ve wished I was a really proper kind of princess ... but not very often.’
The old lady laughed a high cackling sort of laugh. ‘You’re a sensible child,’ she said. ‘Come and sit beside me and tell me all about it.‘”