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Marjorie's Three Gifts Marjorie's Three Gifts

Marjorie's Three Gifts
Marjorie sat on the door-step, shelling peas, quite unconscious what a pretty picture she made, with the roses peeping at her through the lattice work of the porch, the wind playing hide-and-seek in her curly hair, while the sunshine with its silent magic changed her faded gingham to a golden gown, and shimmered on the bright tin pan as if it were a silver shield. Old Rover lay at her feet, the white kitten purred on her shoulder, and friendly robins hopped about her in the grass, chirping "A happy birthday, rie!"But the little maid neither saw nor heard, for her... Short Stories - Post by : samjam - Date : October 2009 - Author : Louisa May Alcott - Read : 3576

Nelly's Hospital Nelly's Hospital

Nelly's Hospital
Nelly sat beside her mother picking lint; but while her fingers flew, her eyes often looked wistfully out into the meadow, golden with buttercups, and bright with sunshine. Presently she said, rather bashfully, but very earnestly, "Mamma, I want to tell you a little plan I've made, if you'll please not laugh."I think I can safely promise that, my dear," said her mother, putting down her work that she might listen quite respectfully. looked pleased, and went on confidingly,"Since brother Will came home with his lame foot, and I've helped you tend him, I've heard a great deal about hospitals,... Short Stories - Post by : dtyler - Date : October 2009 - Author : Louisa May Alcott - Read : 14466

The Brothers The Brothers

The Brothers
Doctor Franck came in as I sat sewing up the rents in an old shirt, that Tom might go tidily to his grave. New shirts were needed for the living, and there was no wife or mother to "dress him handsome when he went to meet the Lord," as one woman said, describing the fine funeral she had pinched herself to give her son."Miss Dane, I'm in a quandary," began the r, with that expression of countenance which says as plainly as words, "I want to ask a favor, but I wish you'd save me the trouble.""Can I help you... Short Stories - Post by : krissie20 - Date : October 2009 - Author : Louisa May Alcott - Read : 14830

Debby's Debut Debby's Debut

Debby's Debut
On a cheery June day Mrs. Penelope Carroll and her niece Debby Wilder, were whizzing along on their way to a certain gay watering-place, both in the best of humors with each other and all the world beside. Aunt Pen was concocting sundry mild romances, and laying harmless plots for the pursuance of her favorite pastime, match-making; for she had invited her pretty relative to join her summer jaunt, ostensibly that the girl might see a little of fashionable life, but the good lady secretly proposed to herself to take her to the beach and get her a rich husband, very... Short Stories - Post by : WealthCountry - Date : October 2009 - Author : Louisa May Alcott - Read : 15508