By Louisa May Alcott
When “Little Women” got here to its final bankruptcy Meg used to be engaged and the opposite 3 March women, Beth, Jo and Amy, have been on the threshold of young-womanhood.
“Good Wives” opens 3 years later, with Meg and her relatives fortunately getting ready for her marriage to John Brooke.
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up jointly in Orchard apartment with their good friend Laurie round the corner, and now it's time for them to head out and locate their areas within the monstrous extensive international; to do the good and terrific issues they've dreamed of and observe their “castles within the air.”
They each one locate themselves proven, and fall in love, but if tragedy moves they locate their top convenience is in one another, and residential.
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Ah, sure, I pay attention those naughty ones visit vex you, Mees Marsch. if that is so back, name at me and that i come,’ he stated, with a threatening frown that thrilled the little wretches. I promised i'd, and he departed; however it turns out as though i used to be doomed to work out a great deal of him, for this present day, as I handed his door on my method out, unintentionally I knocked opposed to it with my umbrella. It flew open, and there he stood in his dressing-gown, with a huge blue sock on one hand, and a darning-needle within the different; he didn’t appear in any respect ashamed of it, for while I defined and moved quickly on, he waved his hand, sock and all, asserting in his loud, joyful manner: ‘You haf a great day to make your stroll. Bon voyage, mademoiselle. ’ I laughed the entire approach downstairs; however it was once a bit pathetic, additionally, to consider the bad guy having to fix his personal outfits. The German gents embroider, i do know; yet darning hose is one other factor, and never so beautiful. Saturday not anything has occurred to write down approximately, other than a decision on pass over Norton, who has a room packed with stunning issues, and who used to be very fascinating, for she confirmed me all her treasures, and requested me if i might occasionally select her to lectures and concert events, as her escort – if I loved them. She positioned it as a favour, yet I’m convinced Mrs Kirke has informed her approximately us, and he or she does it out of kindness to me. I’m at proud as Lucifer, yet such favours from such humans don’t burden me, and that i permitted gratefully. while I bought again to the nursery there has been such an uproar within the parlour that I seemed in; and there has been Mr Bhaer down on his palms and knees, with Tina on his again, Kitty best him with a jump-rope, and Minnie feeding small boys with seed-cakes, as they roared and ramped in cages outfitted of chairs. ‘We are taking part in nargarie,’ defined Kitty. ‘Dis is mine effalunt! ’ further Tina, retaining on by means of the Professor’s hair. ‘Mamma continuously permits us to do what we adore Saturday afternoon, while Franz and Emil come, doesn’t she, Mr Bhaer? ’ stated Minnie. The ‘effalunt’ sat up, having a look as a lot in earnest as any of them, and stated soberly to me: ‘I gif you my wort it's so. If we make too huge a noise you shall say “Hush! ” to us, and we cross extra softly. ’ I promised to take action, yet left the door open, and loved the thrill up to they did – for a extra wonderful frolic I by no means witnessed. They performed tag and infantrymen, danced and sung, and whilst it all started to develop darkish all of them piled directly to the couch in regards to the Professor, whereas he instructed fascinating fairy tales of the storks at the chimney-tops, and the little ‘kobolds’, who journey the snowflakes as they fall. I want american citizens have been as easy and traditional as Germans don’t you? I’m so keen on writing, I may still pass spinning on for ever if factors of economic climate didn’t cease me; for even though I’ve used skinny paper and written positive, I tremble to consider the stamps this lengthy letter will desire. Pray ahead Amy’s once you could spare them. My small information will sound very flat after her splendours, yet you'll like them, i do know. Is Teddy learning so difficult that he can’t locate time to jot down to his acquaintances?