Three stories from the 19th century are packed into this volume.
First, in the story of Patty's Curiosity, a little girl must learn that her disobedience and idle curiosity (being "nosy") is causing more trouble than she ever knew.
In the 2nd story, Wants and Wishes, Charles discovers how selfish he is, through a new friendship with a blind boy.
The 3rd story is the marvelous The Stranger at Home. Elvira is a little girl who truly dislikes being told what to do or to listen to instructions. Her parents find the most unique and effective way to show Elvira that she may want to change this habit quickly!