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Little Women - Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary

Jo's act of neighborliness opens a new relationship between the March and Laurence families. The girls overcome their pride and fear and become frequent guests in the Laurence home and on its grounds.

It takes shy Beth longer than the others to feel comfortable at her neighbor's. Mr. Laurence learns of Beth's fears and devises a way to make her feel welcome. He visits the March home and tells the girls he wishes someone would come and play the grand piano, which has been neglected. Beth cannot refuse the invitation and begins to make daily forays to the Laurence parlor.

To thank Mr. Laurence for his kindness, Beth makes him a pair of slippers. In return, Mr. Laurence gives her a baby piano that belonged to his granddaughter before she died. Beth immediately goes next door to thank him. His gift and her expression of...

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