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Little Women - Study Guide Part 1: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Amy's pride takes a severe blow when she literally has her hand slapped at school. It is popular among Amy's friends to share pickled limes. The girls take turns bringing the banned treats to school and surreptitiously share them with friends.

Amy feels she owes a "debt of honor" because she had received many limes but never given any. Meg gives Amy a quarter to buy limes. When word spreads that Amy has limes in her desk, girls begin to treat her with special kindness. One girl, Jenny Snow, offers to help Amy with her math. Amy remembers that Jenny has often teased her about not bringing limes. Amy makes it clear to Jenny that she doesn't need to be nice to her because she won't be getting any of Amy's treats.

The scorned Jenny tattles on Amy. The schoolmaster, who had promised...

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