The 4 March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the thrill and sorrows of turning out to be up whereas their father is away at warfare. The kinfolk is bad in worldly items, yet wealthy in love and character.
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Requested Jo. “I by no means tease,” stated Laurie. Jo laughed. Laurie enjoyed to tease. “Well, I’ve left tales with the newspaper,” stated Jo. “Next week I’ll discover if they’ll print them. ” “Hurray for leave out March the prestigious American writer! ” Laurie threw his hat into the air and stuck it. “What enjoyable to work out your tales in print,” he extra. “They’re larger than part the garbage that's released. ” Jo’s eyes sparkled. It used to be nice to have a pal think in her. “What’s your mystery? ” requested Jo. “I may well get into difficulty for telling you this,” acknowledged Laurie. “But i do know the place Meg’s misplaced glove is. ” Meg’s glove was once nonetheless lacking. It hadn’t been within the publish place of work. And it wasn’t at any place in the home. “Is that every one? ” requested Jo. “That’s no longer a lot of a mystery. ” “It is whilst I inform you the place. It’s in Mr. Brooke’s pocket. He’s been wearing it in his pocket for months. Isn’t that romantic? ” requested Laurie. “It’s disgusting! ” acknowledged Jo. “I want you hadn’t advised me. ” “I inspiration you’d be pleased,” stated Laurie. “How may i admire somebody removing my Meg? ” requested Jo. “No, thanks! “You’ll be happier whilst somebody involves take you away,” acknowledged Laurie. “I’d wish to see a person try,” stated Jo. “So may I! ” laughed Laurie. “Race with me down this hill, and you’ll consider higher. ” the 2 acquaintances raced like wild horses. Jo’s hat flew off. Her hairpins scattered at the back of her. Jo stopped on the backside of the hill. Her cheeks have been purple. Her hair used to be a large number. simply then Meg got here alongside, dressed for corporation. She have been vacationing Sallie Gardiner. “What on the earth are you doing the following? ” Meg requested Jo. “Collecting leaves,” stated Jo. She fast picked up a handful. “And hairpins,” stated Laurie. He had a handful of Jo’s scattered hairpins. “You’ve been working back, haven’t you, Jo? ” stated Meg. “When will you cease romping like a boy? ” “Not till I’m stiff and previous and feature to take advantage of a cane,” acknowledged Jo. “Don’t attempt to make me develop up prior to my time, Meg. It’s challenging adequate to have you ever swap so without notice. allow me be a tender lady so long as i will. ” “Where have you ever been? ” requested Laurie. “At the Gardiners’,” acknowledged Meg. “Sallies been telling me all approximately Belle Moffat’s marriage ceremony. It was once wonderful. and so they have long gone to spend the iciness in Paris. How pleasant that has to be! I do envy Belle. ” “If you care quite a bit approximately riches, you won’t are looking to marry a bad man,” acknowledged Jo. This inspiration happy her, seeing that she knew Mr. Brooke was once bad. the subsequent weeks Jo acted unusually. She rushed to the door while the postman rang. She was once impolite to Mr. Brooke each time they met. She could stare at Meg unfortunately. Then she could leap up, run over, and kiss her. One morning Jo got here in with the newspaper. She threw herself at the couch and pretended to learn. “Anything fascinating? ” requested Meg. “Nothing yet a story,” stated Jo. “It doesn’t quantity to a lot, i suppose. ” “Read it to us! ” begged Amy. “Who wrote it? ” Beth requested whilst Jo complete. “Your sister,” Jo acknowledged, with a grin. “You? ” cried Meg, losing her stitching. How excited every person was once! Beth skipped and sang for pleasure. Amy had rules for Jos subsequent tale. And Mrs.