By Louisa May Alcott
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We can’t do a lot, yet we will make our little sacrifices, and should do it gladly. yet i'm afraid I don’t;” and Meg shook her head, as she suggestion regretfully of all of the lovely issues she sought after. “But I don’t imagine the little we should always spend may do any sturdy. We’ve every one received a buck, and the military wouldn’t be a lot helped through our giving that. I agree to not count on whatever from mom otherwise you, yet I do are looking to purchase Undine and Sintram for myself; I’ve sought after it so long,” acknowledged Jo, who used to be a bookworm. “I deliberate to spend mine in new music,” acknowledged Beth, with a bit sigh, which nobody heard however the hearth-brush and kettle-holder. “I shall get a pleasant field of Faber’s drawing pencils; i actually want them,” stated Amy, decidedly. “Mother didn’t say whatever approximately our funds, and he or she won’t want us to renounce every thing. Let’s every one purchase what we'd like, and feature a bit enjoyable; I’m certain we grub demanding sufficient to earn it,” cried Jo, studying the heels of her boots in a gentlemanly demeanour. “I understand I do,—teaching these dreadful young children approximately all day, while I’m longing to take pleasure in myself at home,” begun Meg, within the complaining tone back. “You don’t have part the sort of difficult time as I do,” acknowledged Jo. “How do you want to be close up for hours with a anxious, fussy previous girl, who retains you trotting, is rarely happy, and concerns you until you’re able to fly out of the window or field her ears? ” “It’s naughty to fret,—but I do imagine washing dishes and retaining issues tidy is the worst paintings on the earth. It makes me pass; and my arms get so stiff, I can’t training sturdy a piece. ” And Beth checked out her tough fingers with a sigh that anybody might pay attention that point. “I don’t think any of you undergo as I do,” cried Amy; “for you don’t need to visit institution with impertinent ladies, who plague you when you don’t be aware of your classes, and chortle at your attire, and label your father if he isn’t wealthy, and insult you whilst your nostril isn’t great. ” “If you suggest libel I’d say so, and never discuss labels, as though pa used to be a pickle-bottle,” instructed Jo, giggling. “I recognize what I suggest, and also you needn’t be ‘statirical’ approximately it. It’s right to take advantage of strong phrases, and enhance your vocabilary,” lower back Amy, with dignity. “Don’t peck at each other, youngsters. Don’t you would like we had the money papa misplaced once we have been little, Jo? expensive me, how chuffed and strong we’d be, if we had no worries,” acknowledged Meg, who may perhaps take note higher instances. “You acknowledged the opposite day you proposal we have been a deal happier than the King young children, for they have been scuffling with and fretting for all time, inspite of their cash. ” “So I did, Beth. good, i suppose we're; for although we do need to paintings, we make enjoyable for ourselves, and are a gorgeous jolly set, as Jo could say. ” “Jo does use such slang words,” saw Amy, with a reproving examine the lengthy determine stretched at the rug. Jo instantly sat up, positioned her arms in her apron wallet, and commenced to whistle. “Don’t, Jo; it’s so boyish. ” “That’s why I do it. ” “I loathe impolite, unlady-like women. ” “I hate affected, niminy piminy chits. ” “Birds of their little nests agree,” sang Beth, the peace-maker, with one of these humorous face that either sharp voices softened to fun, and the “pecking” ended for that point.