Summary — Chapter 1: The March family used to be wealthy, but Mr.
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You should visit Browse Happy and update your internet browser today! Jo was the first to wake in the gray dawn of Christmas morning. No stockings hung at the fireplace, and for a moment she felt as much disappointed as she did long ago, when her little sock fell down because it was crammed so full of goodies.
She knew it very well, for it was that beautiful old story of the best life ever lived, and Jo felt that it was a true guidebook for any pilgrim going on a long journey.
She woke Meg with a "Merry Christmas," and bade her see what was under her pillow. A green—covered book appeared, with the same picture inside, and a few words written by their mother, which made their one present very precious in their eyes.
Presently Beth and Amy woke to rummage and find their little books also, one dove—colored, the other blue, and all sat looking at and talking about them, while the east grew rosy with the coming day.
In spite of her small vanities, Margaret had a sweet and pious nature, which unconsciously influenced her sisters, especially Jo, who loved her very tenderly, and obeyed her because her advice was so gently given.
We used to be faithful about it, but since Father went away and all this war trouble unsettled us, we have neglected many things. You can do as you please, but I shall keep my book on the table here and read a little every morning as soon as I wake, for I know it will do me good and help me through the day.
Jo put her arm round her and, leaning cheek to cheek, read also, with the quiet expression so seldom seen on her restless face. Hannah washed and ironed them for me, and I marked them all myself," said Beth, looking proudly at the somewhat uneven letters which had cost her such labor.
It will please her very much, I know," said Meg, with a frown for Jo and a smile for Beth. Hide the basket, quick! Amy came in hastily, and looked rather abashed when she saw her sisters all waiting for her. Thank you for our books. We read some, and mean to every day," they all cried in chorus.
But I want to say one word before we sit down. Not far away from here lies a poor woman with a little newborn baby. Six children are huddled into one bed to keep from freezing, for they have no fire. There is nothing to eat over there, and the oldest boy came to tell me they were suffering hunger and cold.
My girls, will you give them your breakfast as a Christmas present? Meg was already covering the buckwheats, and piling the bread into one big plate.
March, smiling as if satisfied. Fortunately it was early, and they went through back streets, so few people saw them, and no one laughed at the queer party. A poor, bare, miserable room it was, with broken windows, no fire, ragged bedclothes, a sick mother, wailing baby, and a group of pale, hungry children cuddled under one old quilt, trying to keep warm.
How the big eyes stared and the blue lips smiled as the girls went in.
It is good angels come to us!Summary — Chapter 2: A Merry Christmas. On Christmas morning, the girls wake to find books under their pillows. Jo and Meg go downstairs to find Marmee, but the family servant, Hannah, tells her that Marmee has gone to aid poor neighbors.
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CHAPTER 1: PLAYING PILGRIMS In this, the opening chapter, the reader meets the four main characters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The girls are trying to decide what to get each other for Christmas. This year, however, their father is away at war and funds are limited. Playing Pilgrims The four March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, are sitting around the fire at home on Christmas eve.
They're complaining about the fact that this year, the . Summary — Chapter 2: A Merry Christmas. On Christmas morning, the girls wake to find books under their pillows. Jo and Meg go downstairs to find Marmee, but the family servant, Hannah, tells her that Marmee has gone to aid poor neighbors.
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