1 Grandfather is out, so you needn't be afraid, said Laurie, getting up.
2 They both died when Laurie was a little child, and then his grandfather took him home.
3 You should do just what your grandfather wishes, my dear boy, said Meg in her most maternal tone.
4 I'm going into business with a devotion that shall delight Grandfather, and prove to him that I'm not spoiled.
5 I don't care what becomes of me, and Laurie got up with a reckless laugh that grated on his grandfather's ear.
6 I ought to be satisfied to please Grandfather, and I do try, but it's working against the grain, you see, and comes hard.
7 Go and bring that boy down to his dinner, tell him it's all right, and advise him not to put on tragedy airs with his grandfather.
8 "Laurie and his grandfather would care a great deal, and we should all be very sorry to have any harm happen to you," said Meg heartily.
9 She wished Beth could hear him, but she did not say so, only praised him till he was quite abashed, and his grandfather came to his rescue.
10 Laurie comes naturally by his love of music, for he is like his mother, and I dare say his grandfather fears that he may want to be a musician.
11 Laurie, having dutifully gone to college to please his grandfather, was now getting through it in the easiest possible manner to please himself.
12 No, it wouldn't," returned Jo, "I neither like, respect, nor admire Tudor, though his grandfather's uncle's nephew's niece was a third cousin to a lord.
13 When Laurie came home, dead tired but quite composed, his grandfather met him as if he knew nothing, and kept up the delusion very successfully for an hour or two.
14 Laurie and his grandfather came over to see her off, and Mr. Brooke looked so strong and sensible and kind that the girls christened him 'Mr. Greatheart' on the spot.
15 No, your grandfather kindly offered us his best, and Aunt March actually sent some, but Father put away a little for Beth, and dispatched the rest to the Soldier's Home.
16 He gave a short laugh, shook hands with her, and, putting his finger under her chin, turned up her face, examined it gravely, and let it go, saying with a nod, "You've got your grandfather's spirit, if you haven't his face."
17 It happened to be a hired waiter who knew nothing about the neighborhood and Jo was looking round for help when Laurie, who had heard what she said, came up and offered his grandfather's carriage, which had just come for him, he said.
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