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Little Women - Part 1: Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 14 Summary

The usual tranquility of the March home is interrupted by the arrival of a telegram stating Mr. March is very ill. Arrangements are quickly made for Mrs. March to travel to the hospital in Washington, D.C. Mr. Laurence offers Mr. Brooke as an escort for the trip. Jo sells her long, beautiful hair to help raise money for the trip. Before bed that night, the March women gather around the piano and sing their father's favorite hymn.

Marmee and Mr. Brooke leave early the next morning for Washington. Jo declares that the motto for those who remain behind shall be, "Hope and keep busy." The initial news from Washington is encouraging. Though Mr. March is very ill, having his wife with him is helping his recovery.

Part 1: Chapter 14 Analysis

The character of the March girls will be tested as the family faces...

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