• PART I - Playing Pilgrims

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    Jo

    “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,”

  • Narrator

    grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

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  • Profile Picture of Meg in Little Women

    Meg

    “It’s so dreadful to be poor!”

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    sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.

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    Amy

    “I don’t think it’s fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,”

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    added little Amy, with an injured sniff.

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  • Profile Picture of Beth in Little Women

    Beth

    “We’ve got father and mother and each other,”

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    said Beth contentedly, from her corner.

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    The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly—

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  • Profile Picture of Jo in Little Women

    Jo

    “We haven’t got father, and shall not have him for a long time.”

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    She didn’t say “perhaps never,” but each silently added it, thinking of father far away, where the fighting was.

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  • Nobody spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone—

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    Meg

    “You know the reason mother proposed not having any presents this Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for everyone;

  • and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army.

  • We can’t do much, but we can make our little sacrifices, and ought to do it gladly.

  • But I am afraid I don’t;”

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    and Meg shook her head, as she thought regretfully of all the pretty things she wanted.

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  • Profile Picture of Meg in Little Women

    Meg

    “But I don’t think the little we should spend would do any good.

  • We’ve each got a dollar, and the army wouldn’t be much helped by our giving that.