1 Mother, I'm going to work Mr. Laurence a pair of slippers.
2 At nine they stopped work, and sang, as usual, before they went to bed.
3 In a few minutes it really did seem as if kind spirits had been at work there.
4 It's naughty to fret, but I do think washing dishes and keeping things tidy is the worst work in the world.
5 He will stay and do his work faithfully as long as he can, and we won't ask for him back a minute sooner than he can be spared.
6 And Amy went on with her work, in the proud consciousness of virtue and the successful utterance of two long words in a breath.
7 But it does seem so nice to have little suppers and bouquets, and go to parties, and drive home, and read and rest, and not work.
8 A year seems very long to wait before I see them, but remind them that while we wait we may all work, so that these hard days need not be wasted.
9 Aunt woke up and, being more good-natured after her nap, told me to read a bit and show what frivolous work I preferred to the worthy and instructive Belsham.
10 Let's each buy what we want, and have a little fun; I'm sure we work hard enough to earn it, cried Jo, examining the heels of her shoes in a gentlemanly manner.
11 They talked over the new plan while old Hannah cleared the table, then out came the four little work baskets, and the needles flew as the girls made sheets for Aunt March.
12 A poor woman came in with a pail and a mop, and asked Mr. Cutter if he would let her do some scrubbing for a bit of fish, because she hadn't any dinner for her children, and had been disappointed of a day's work.
13 There was a good deal of laughing and kissing and explaining, in the simple, loving fashion which makes these home festivals so pleasant at the time, so sweet to remember long afterward, and then all fell to work.
14 Believing that they could not begin too early to cultivate energy, industry, and independence, their parents consented, and both fell to work with the hearty good will which in spite of all obstacles is sure to succeed at last.
15 Being still too young to go often to the theater, and not rich enough to afford any great outlay for private performances, the girls put their wits to work, and necessity being the mother of invention, made whatever they needed.
16 Jo gave her sister an encouraging pat on the shoulder as they parted for the day, each going a different way, each hugging her little warm turnover, and each trying to be cheerful in spite of wintry weather, hard work, and the unsatisfied desires of pleasure-loving youth.
17 The smallness of the company made it necessary for the two principal actors to take several parts apiece, and they certainly deserved some credit for the hard work they did in learning three or four different parts, whisking in and out of various costumes, and managing the stage besides.
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