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Little Women - Part 2: Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 26 Summary

Amy imposes on Jo to make formal calls with her. Jo hates this social obligation and decides at the outset to be contrary. When Amy reminds her to be "calm, cool and quiet" at the first visit, Jo is quiet to the point of being rude.

She promises to do better at the second home and embarrasses Amy by telling stories of how the March girls must practice riding on a saddle placed in a tree and paint their own hats. Whenever anyone compliments Jo's writing, she becomes especially brusque.

At their third stop, Amy enjoys visiting with Mr. Tudor, whose family is related to British royalty. Amy is quiet impressed with the Tudor family and is horrified when Jo fails to show Mr. Tudor the proper respect. Jo makes it clear that she neither likes nor respects the man, regardless of his...

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