1 I can go anywhere, do anything, he said, looking ready to fly to the ends of the earth.
2 Good night, my darlings, said Mrs. March, as the hymn ended, for no one cared to try another.
3 It's too bad, for there is no time to make other things, and I don't want to fill up with odds and ends.
4 Just frizzle it, and tie your ribbon so the ends come on your forehead a bit, and it will look like the last fashion.
5 I'll come if I'm at the ends of the earth, for the sight of Jo's face alone on that occasion would be worth a long journey.
6 I will confess, though, I felt queer when I saw the dear old hair laid out on the table, and felt only the short rough ends of my head.
7 Everyone thought the matter ended and the little cloud blown over, but the mischief was done, for though others forgot it, Meg remembered.
8 So did everyone else, even 'Croaker' as the girls called the old lady, and the unfortunate dinner ended gaily, with bread and butter, olives and fun.
9 "Any more than it's proper to wear all your bonnets and gowns and ribbons at once, that folks may know you've got them," added Jo, and the lecture ended in a laugh.
10 "Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
11 But soon even these intervals of consciousness ended, and she lay hour after hour, tossing to and fro, with incoherent words on her lips, or sank into a heavy sleep which brought her no refreshment.
12 Up in the garret, where Jo's unquiet wanderings ended stood four little wooden chests in a row, each marked with its owners name, and each filled with relics of the childhood and girlhood ended now for all.
13 Amy did not come, Meg went to her room to try on a new dress, Jo was absorbed in her story, and Hannah was sound asleep before the kitchen fire, when Beth quietly put on her hood, filled her basket with odds and ends for the poor children, and went out into the chilly air with a heavy head and a grieved look in her patient eyes.