1 I know what I mean, and you needn't be statirical about it.
2 Hannah told one of his servants about your breakfast party.
3 The girls flew about, trying to make things comfortable, each in her own way.
4 Mother didn't say anything about our money, and she won't wish us to give up everything.
5 I'm getting too old for such things, observed Meg, who was as much a child as ever about 'dressing-up' frolics.
6 "If you mean libel, I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as if Papa was a pickle bottle," advised Jo, laughing.
7 Out came Meg, with gray horsehair hanging about her face, a red and black robe, a staff, and cabalistic signs upon her cloak.
8 We used to be faithful about it, but since Father went away and all this war trouble unsettled us, we have neglected many things.
9 There is so much to do about the play for Christmas night, said Jo, marching up and down, with her hands behind her back, and her nose in the air.
10 I don't remember much about it, except that I was afraid of the cellar and the dark entry, and always liked the cake and milk we had up at the top.
11 He wishes her to go into a convent, but she won't hear of it, and after a touching appeal, is about to faint when Roderigo dashes in and demands her hand.
12 "She took it out a minute ago, and went off with it to put a ribbon on it, or some such notion," replied Jo, dancing about the room to take the first stiffness off the new army slippers.
13 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.
14 "Glad to find you so merry, my girls," said a cheery voice at the door, and actors and audience turned to welcome a tall, motherly lady with a 'can I help you' look about her which was truly delightful.
15 The first sound in the morning was her voice as she went about the house singing like a lark, and the last sound at night was the same cheery sound, for the girls never grew too old for that familiar lullaby.
16 They shout and gesticulate tremendously but cannot agree, and Rodrigo is about to bear away the exhausted Zara, when the timid servant enters with a letter and a bag from Hagar, who has mysteriously disappeared.
17 They adopted Jo's plan of dividing the long seams into four parts, and calling the quarters Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and in that way got on capitally, especially when they talked about the different countries as they stitched their way through them.
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