1 Now comes the serious part, for it happened here, and Fred has just gone.
2 I've tried and failed, and I won't risk our happiness by such a serious experiment.
3 "Now, Teddy, I want to talk seriously to you about tomorrow," began Jo, as they strolled away together.
4 Holding a hand of each, and watching the two young faces wistfully, Mrs. March said, in her serious yet cheery way.
5 After many serious discussions with Meg and Jo, the pattern was chosen, the materials bought, and the slippers begun.
6 A demand so sudden and so serious made the young man hesitate a moment, for ridicule is often harder to bear than self-denial.
7 I will tell you some of them, for the time has come when a word may set this romantic little head and heart of yours right, on a very serious subject.
8 Beth and Amy soon fell asleep in spite of the great trouble, but Meg lay awake, thinking the most serious thoughts she had ever known in her short life.
9 and then the rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned, and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.
10 "Sit down and rest while I put these things away, then I want to consult you about a very serious matter," said Amy, when she had shown her splendor and driven Polly into a corner.
11 Meg had an unusual number of callers to keep her at home, and Jo was in such a divided state of mind that her breakages, accidents, and mistakes were uncommonly numerous, serious, and trying.
12 Laurie was growing more serious, strong, and firm, and both were learning that beauty, youth, good fortune, even love itself, cannot keep care and pain, loss and sorrow, from the most blessed for.
13 While these internal revolutions were going on, her external life had been as busy and uneventful as usual, and if she sometimes looked serious or a little sad no one observed it but Professor Bhaer.
14 Girls," said Meg seriously, looking from the tumbled head beside her to the two little night-capped ones in the room beyond, "Mother wants us to read and love and mind these books, and we must begin at once.
15 This was the first serious disagreement, her own hasty speeches sounded both silly and unkind, as she recalled them, her own anger looked childish now, and thoughts of poor John coming home to such a scene quite melted her heart.
16 Prone upon the floor lay Mr. March, with his respectable legs in the air, and beside him, likewise prone, was Demi, trying to imitate the attitude with his own short, scarlet-stockinged legs, both grovelers so seriously absorbed that they were unconscious of spectators, till Mr. Bhaer laughed his sonorous laugh, and Jo cried out, with a scandalized face.