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Little Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 8 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 8 Summary

The chapter opens with Meg and Jo preparing to attend a play with Laurie. Amy begs to go along. Meg is willing but Jo resolutely refuses to include her younger sister. As the older girls leave, Amy ominously tells Jo that she will be sorry.

Indeed she is. To get back at her sister, Amy burns a manuscript Jo has been working on for several years. Jo hoped to publish the collection of fairy tales. When Jo discovers what her sister has done, she seethes with anger and vows never to forgive Amy. She doesn't soften even when Marmee reminds her not to let the sun go down on her anger.

The next day, Laurie and Jo head to the nearby river to skate. Amy follows them, intending to talk to Jo when she is in a better mood. Laurie tests the ice and calls...

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