Saturday, December 17, 2016

Words of Old at Christmastime: "Christmas at Orchard House" by Louisa May Alcott


“Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

“It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress.

"I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all," added little Amy, with an injured sniff.

"We've got Father and Mother, and each other," said Beth contentedly from her corner.

Published 1868

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  1. Beth had her priorities right. Lovely post.

  2. She sure does. These girls go on to learn much about life.


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