1 There is truth in it, Jo, that's the secret.
2 No, he would have the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
3 Before the girls could believe the happy truth, the doctor came to confirm it.
4 "And I thought you loved him, Beth, and I went away because I couldn't," cried Jo, glad to say all the truth.
5 Next day she put her pride in her pocket, went to Sallie, told the truth, and asked her to buy the silk as a favor.
6 She obediently descended, and made as light of the prank as she could without betraying Meg or forgetting the truth.
7 And Amy, who was very dignified in public and very fond in private, gave convincing proofs of the truth of her words.
8 Amy rose daily in the estimation of her friend, but he sank in hers, and each felt the truth before a word was spoken.
9 He did not tell her so, but she was not disappointed, for both felt the truth, were satisfied, and gladly left the rest to silence.
10 He looked down at her, wondering if she remembered the time, but Jo was smiling to herself, as if in truth her troubles had all vanished at his coming.
11 He wheedled, bribed, ridiculed, threatened, and scolded; affected indifference, that he might surprise the truth from her; declared he knew, then that he didn't care; and at last, by dint of perseverance, he satisfied himself that it concerned Meg and Mr. Brooke.
12 She wondered still more if her sister really guessed the hard truth, and what thoughts were passing through her mind during the long hours when she lay on the warm rocks with her head in Jo's lap, while the winds blew healthfully over her and the sea made music at her feet.