A Little Princess follows the story of Sara Crewe, who is left in boarding school by her widowed father, Captain Crewe, whom Sara loves very much. When her father dies, the cruel headmistress makes Sara the school slave and banishes her to sleep in the freezing attic. A neighbouring Indian servant, Ram Dass, takes pity on Sara, bringing her gifts of food and warmth. When Sara visits her neighbours to thank them, a great mystery is unveiled and she discovers that her father did not leave her penniless after all. She has inherited a fortune! Sara forgives her headmistress and the school bullies and they all rejoice in the spirit of Christmas.