Little Lord Fauntleroy, by Frances Burnett, reveals the highest character reflected in a small child. At the same time, the story contrasts it with the lowest of humanity’s traits, and it is within this context that the story intersects. It isn’t simply an old tale for the 1800s, for us to look at and wonder if people are the same today (which they are). It is a remarkable tale that demonstrates how just one person can make a positive difference in the lives of so many people. It tells us to believe there is good in the world, and invites us to be the good.