Rose in Bloom
As authors may be supposed to know better than anyone else what they
intended to do when writing a book, I beg leave to say that there is no moral to
this story. Rose is not designed for a model girl, and the Sequel was simply
written in fulfillment of a promise, hoping to afford some amusement, and
perhaps here and there a helpful hint, to other roses getting ready to bloom.
L. M. Alcott