Little Women

  • Chapter 1 Playing Pilgrims

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    Jo

    “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,”

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    grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

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    Meg

    “It’s so dreadful to be poor!”

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    sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.

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    Amy

    “I don’t think it’s fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,”

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    added little Amy, with an injured sniff.

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    Beth

    “We’ve got Father and Mother, and each other,”

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    said Beth contentedly from her corner.

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  • The four young faces brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly,

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    Jo

    “We haven’t got Father and shall not have him for a long time.”

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    Each girl silently added

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  • “perhaps never,”

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    thinking of Father far away, where the fighting was.

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  • Nobody spoke for a minute;

  • then Meg said,

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    Meg

    “Mother thinks we ought not to spend money for presents, when our men are suffering so in the army.

  • We can’t do much, but we can make our little sacrifices, and ought to do it gladly.

  • But I am afraid I don’t,”

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    said Meg regretfully, as she thought of all the pretty things she wanted.

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