Little Women Chapter 16
Mrs. March leaves early in the morning; the girls wake to see her off. Their mother tells them that Hannah and Mr. Laurence will watch over them. Laurie and his grandfather come over to see off Mrs. March and Mr. Brooke. The girls decide to keep busy taking care of the house, and each does her best.
The girls often write to their mother, telling her that they are each doing their work and wish their father well. Each of the girls writes a little in the letters to their mother, as do Hannah, Laurie, and Mr. Laurence.