"They all drew to the ?re, mother in the big chair, with Beth at her feet"
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Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy
LOUISA M. ALCOTT
AUTHOR OF "LITTLE MEN," "AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL"
"SPINNING-WHEEL STORIES," ETC.
With more than 200 illustrations by Frank T. Merrill
and a picture of the Home of the Little Women
by Edmund H. Garrett
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the years 1868 and 1869, by
LOUISA M. ALCOTT,
In the Clerk's of?ce of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
By LOUISA M. ALCOTT.
By JOHN S. P. ALCOTT.
Alfred Mudge & Son Inc. Printers
"Go then, my little Book, and show to all
That entertain and bid thee welcome shall,
What thou dost keep close shut up in thy breast;
And wish what thou dost show them may be blest
To them for good, may make them choose to be
Pilgrims better, by far, than thee or me.
Tell them of Mercy; she is one
Who early hath her pilgrimage begun.