Little Women 12

“Seeing this did more for Jo than the wisest sermons, the saintliest hymns, the most fervent prayers that any voice could utter. For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister’s life—uneventful, unambitious, yet full of the genuine virtues which ‘smell sweet, and blossom in the dust’, the self-forgetfulness that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all.”

And so our little Beth passes on to the next world.

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And while comforting Amy in Europe, Laurie and she become engaged!

“How well we pull together, don’t we?” said Amy, who object to silence just then.

“So well that I wish we might always pull in the same boat. Will you Amy?” very tenderly (Laurie says).

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