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There was so much to do, getting the boxes ready to go tomorrow, that I didn't come home to dinner.
I think it was so splendid in Father to go as chaplain when he was too old to be drafted, and not strong enough for a soldier," said Meg warmly.
In this one little was said of the hardships endured, the dangers faced, or the homesickness conquered.
I'll try and be what he loves to call me, `a little woman' and not be rough and wild, but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else," said Jo, thinking that keeping her temper at home was a much harder task than facing a rebel or two down South.
Nothing delighted you more than to have me tie my piece bags on your backs for burdens, give you hats and sticks and rolls of paper, and let you travel through the house from the cellar, which was the City of Destruction, up, up, to the housetop, where you had all the lovely things you could collect to make a Celestial City.
What fun it was, especially going by the lions, fighting Apollyon, and passing through the valley where the hob-goblins were," said Jo.
I don't remember much about it, except that I was afraid of the cellar and the dark entry, and always liked the cake and milk we had up at the top.
Each of you told what your burden was just now, except Beth.
Beth's bundle was such a funny one that everybody wanted to laugh, but nobody did, for it would have hurt her feelings very much.
It was uninteresting sewing, but tonight no one grumbled.
Her hair was still black and there was a great mass of it braided and coiled about her head.
In the hallway there was the sound of footsteps and George Willard came in at the door.
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