Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (Jun 14, 1811 – Jul 1, 1896) was an American author and a member of abolitionists movement. She is mostly known for her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), devoted to harshness of life of slaves. This novel has a massive social resonance across US and Britain, provoked slavers’ wrath in the south and fueled anti-slavery-movements in the north. "Miss Katy-Did and Miss Cricket" is short story by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The story follows Miss Katy-Did and her cousin. The cousin was a colonel and paid Miss Katy-Did a visit one morning. She was so delighted with that fact, that she decided to give a party and invite all her friends – fireflies, moths, bees and many more. But one name was not on the list – the Cickets, an old family of locusts.