The 4 March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the thrill and sorrows of becoming up whereas their father is away at struggle. The relations is terrible in worldly items, yet wealthy in love and character.
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Meg regarded within the reflect. She used to be appealing! Then the Moffat women confirmed Meg find out how to stroll in heels whereas wearing her lengthy skirts. Meg felt unusual. yet she made a sublime front. She acted the a part of an outstanding woman as though it have been made for her. She used to be fiddling with her fan and giggling at a tender gentleman’s vulnerable jokes whilst she observed Laurie. She rushed over to shake his hand. “The ladies dressed me up for fun,” stated Meg. She observed how Laurie checked out her. “Do you're keen on me this fashion? ” “I don’t love it. You glance so grown-up. unlike your self at all,” acknowledged Laurie. “Too a lot fuss and feathers. ” “Why, you’re the rudest boy I ever observed! ” stated Meg. She walked away. Laurie didn’t see her back till supper. Meg was once ingesting wine and flirting with younger males. “That stuff offers you a foul headache,” whispered Laurie. “You recognize your mom doesn’t love it. ” “Tomorrow I’ll be myself again,” stated Meg. “Tonight I’m a doll that does foolish issues. ” day after today was once Sunday. Meg went domestic. “Home is a pleasant position, although it isn’t splendid,” stated Meg. She used to be sitting with Jo and Marmee that night. “I’m pleased to listen to you assert so, dear,” acknowledged Marmee. “I was once afraid domestic would appear uninteresting to you after a while with the Moffats. ” Meg informed her mom and Jo how foolish she were on the social gathering. “Everyone acknowledged i used to be a good looks. I romped and drank wine and attempted to flirt. I knew i used to be appearing foolish, yet I felt so flattered. ” Then she informed them concerning the gossip she had overheard. “If that isn’t the silliest garbage I ever heard! ” exclaimed Jo. “I hate to have humans imagine such issues approximately us and Laurie,” stated Meg. “Never repeat that silly gossip,” stated Mrs. March. “And put out of your mind it once you could. “I do have plans for my daughters,” persevered Mrs. March. “I wish every one of you to be sought after, enjoyed, and revered. and that i wish you to marry properly. now not for funds, yet for romance. the entire riches on the earth can’t make somebody chuffed. Will you keep in mind this? ” “We will, Marmee, we'll! ” cried either ladies with all their hearts. bankruptcy Seven The Lazy Days of summer time It used to be the 1st of June. Meg and Jo have been beginning their summer season vacations. Laurie shocked them with a publish workplace produced from an outdated birdhouse. “You can placed letters, tales, books, and parcels within the put up office,” Laurie advised the women. “I’m providing you with every one a key. Beth should be the postmistress, given that she’s domestic the main. ” the women began to use the publish workplace right now. They mailed issues to each other and to the Laurences. Laurie mailed plants to Mrs. March each morning. mom usually mailed little notes to her daughters. “Here are your vegetation, Mother,” acknowledged Beth one morning. She used to be providing the mail. “Laurie by no means forgets them. And here’s a letter and a glove for omit Meg March. ” “I left my gloves on the Laurences’,” acknowledged Meg. “Where’s the opposite one? Did you drop it within the backyard? ” “No, I’m convinced I didn’t,” acknowledged Beth. “There was once just one within the publish place of work. ” “My letter is simply the English phrases to a German song,” acknowledged Meg. “I imagine Laurie’s instructor, Mr.