1 I wash my hands of you, was Amy's short answer.
2 "Name him Demijohn, and call him Demi for short," said Laurie.
3 Mrs. March folded the wavy chestnut lock, and laid it away with a short gray one in her desk.
4 Jo was very busy in the garret, for the October days began to grow chilly, and the afternoons were short.
5 As she spoke, Jo took off her bonnet, and a general outcry arose, for all her abundant hair was cut short.
6 Now hold your shoulder straight, and take short steps, and don't shake hands if you are introduced to anyone.
7 If she had seen the brown eyes then, she would have stopped short, but she never looked up, and the lesson was not spoiled for her.
8 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.
9 Then she wrote a short, simple note, and with Laurie's help, got them smuggled onto the study table one morning before the old gentleman was up.
10 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.
11 "I've got so much to learn before I shall be ready, it seems a short time to me," answered Meg, with a sweet gravity in her face never seen there before.
12 One person begins a story, any nonsense you like, and tells as long as he pleases, only taking care to stop short at some exciting point, when the next takes it up and does the same.
13 Sleep forsook her eyes, meals stood untasted, day and night were all too short to enjoy the happiness which blessed her only at such times, and made these hours worth living, even if they bore no other fruit.
14 Pickwick, the president, read the paper, which was filled with original tales, poetry, local news, funny advertisements, and hints, in which they good-naturedly reminded each other of their faults and short comings.
15 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."
16 She read the short reports he sent more than she did your letters, and pinched me when I spoke of it, and likes brown eyes, and doesn't think John an ugly name, and she'll go and fall in love, and there's an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.
17 Smart maids, with the rosiest children I ever saw, handsome girls, looking half asleep, dandies in queer English hats and lavender kids lounging about, and tall soldiers, in short red jackets and muffin caps stuck on one side, looking so funny I longed to sketch them.
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