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  • Chapter 1 Playing Pilgrims

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    Jo

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

  • Narrator

    grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

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    Meg

    “It’s so dreadful to be poor!”

  • Narrator

    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,”

  • Narrator

    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 “perhaps never,” 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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    Meg

    “But I don’t think the dollar we’ve each got to spend would do the army much good.

  • I agree not to expect anything from Mother or you, but I do want to buy 'Undine and Sintram' for myself.

  • I’ve wanted it so long,”

Welcome to a new way to read!

Regular books are just lines and pages of text but Literal books look like a group chat. This intro will show you how to:

  1. Change and use the 4 different reading modes.
  2. Interact with the book to comment, take notes, and more.

Auto Load

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When you select Auto Load you can set your reading speed (WPM), press play, and read the story as if the book were a group chat happening live.

AI Reader

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Selecting the AI Reader will add AI voices to Auto Load so that you can hear the book read to you while each line of the book loads.

Tap To Load

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If you'd rather control when each line of the book loads select Tap To Load. As you read tap the “Next Message” button to load the next line.

Free Scroll

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Free Scroll mode allows you to do just as the name implies and freely scroll up or down throughout the book. All messages are pre-loaded in this mode.

Reader Tools

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While reading you can tap on a speech bubble to make social comments, write private notes, define words, and translate words or sentences.

Ready to start?

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Ready to get started? Tap start and then the play button to start reading your first Literal book in Auto Load mode.