Plain Girl Author:Virginia Sorensen Esther was almost 10 before the Penn. school authorities forced her father to send her to public school. Father and the family were Amish - Plain people - and they believe in teaching their children at home. But secretly, Esther was excited at the thought of seeing the wonderful things in school which her big brother Dan had described to her bef... more »ore he ran away - no one knew where - because Father was too strict.
Once she became used to it, Esther loved school. Most of all, she liked Mary, the prettiest girl she had ever seen. Father said it was wrong to make friends who were not Amish. Esther longed to talk with Dan, for she was sure he would understand her problems.« less