By Louisa May Alcott
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Jo seemed them as useful of Bacon, Milton, or Shakespeare; and remodelled her personal works with sturdy influence, she suggestion. The P. O. was once a capital little establishment, and flourished splendidly, for almost as many queer issues gone through it as during the actual place of work. Tragedies and cravats, poetry and pickles, backyard seeds and lengthy letters, track and gingerbread, rubbers, invites, scoldings and domestic dogs. The outdated gentleman loved the joys, and amused himself by means of sending extraordinary bundles, mysterious messages, and humorous telegrams; and his gardener, who was once smitten with Hannah’s charms, really despatched a love-letter to Jo’s care. How they laughed while the key got here out, by no means dreaming what percentage love-letters that little post-office may carry within the years yet to come! bankruptcy eleven EXPERIMENTS “THE FIRST OF June; the Kings are off to the beach to-morrow, and I’m unfastened! 3 months’ holiday! how I shall take pleasure in it! ” exclaimed Meg, coming domestic one hot day to discover Jo laid upon the couch in an strange kingdom of exhaustion, whereas Beth took off her dusty boots, and Amy made lemonade for the refreshment of the entire get together. “Aunt March went to-day, for which, oh be cheerful! ” acknowledged Jo. “I used to be mortally afraid she’d inquire from me to compliment her; if she had, I must have felt as though I should do it; yet Plumfield is ready as festive as a churchyard, you recognize, and I’d otherwise be excused. We had a flurry getting the outdated girl off, and that i had a scare each time she spoke to me, for i used to be in this kind of hurry to be via that i used to be uncommonly important and candy, and feared she’d locate it most unlikely to half from me. I quaked until she was once relatively within the carriage, and had a last fright, for, because it drove off, she popped out her head, asserting, ‘Josy-phine, won’t you—? ’ I didn’t listen any further, for I basely became and fled; I did truly run, and whisked not far away, the place I felt secure. ” “Poor previous Jo! she got here in having a look as though bears have been after her,” stated Beth, as she cuddled her sister’s toes with a motherly air. “Aunt March is a customary samphire, is she now not? ” saw Amy, tasting her blend significantly. “She skill vampire, no longer sea-weed; however it don’t subject; it’s too hot to be specific approximately one’s components of speech,” murmured Jo. “What shall you do your whole holiday? ” requested Amy, altering the topic, with tact. “I shall lie abed past due, and do nothing,” spoke back Meg, from the depths of the rocking-chair. “I’ve been routed up early all wintry weather, and needed to spend my days operating for folks; so now I’m going to relaxation and revel to my heart’s content material. ” “Hum! ” acknowledged Jo; “that dozy means wouldn’t go well with me. I’ve laid in a heap of books, and I’m going to enhance my shining hours interpreting on my perch within the outdated apple-tree, whilst I’m no longer having I—” “Don’t say ‘larks! ’” implored Amy, as a go back snub for the “samphire” correction. “I’ll say ‘nightingales,’ then, with Laurie; that’s right and applicable, seeing that he’s a warbler. ” “Don’t allow us to do any classes, Beth, for your time, yet play forever, and leisure, because the ladies suggest to,” proposed Amy.