Amelia Bedelia is Mr. and Mrs. Roger’s new maid, and she has a big list of things to do while they are away. But they sure do ask her to do strange things! The list says to dust the furniture, draw the drapes, and dress the turkey. And Amelia Bedelia does just that: she carefully sprinkles dust all over the furniture; she takes out a pad of paper and draws a beautiful picture of the drapes; and she wastes no time taking out a needle and thread and making a nice little suit to dress the turkey with. Needless to say, when Mr. and Mrs. Roger get home, they weren’t expecting Amelia to take their instructions quite so literally!
But Amelia Bedelia has a special talent and has taken time to do something that was not on the list. When Mr. and Mrs. Roger taste her lemon meringue pie, they forget about the mess Amelia has made. . . but Mrs. Roger is very careful to rephrase her instructions from now on!