Work: A Story Of Experience

Louisa May Alcott


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Title: Work: A Story of Experience

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Release Date: December, 2003 [EBook #4770] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was first posted on March 15, 2002]

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WORK:

A STORY OF EXPERIENCE.

BY

LOUISA M. ALCOTT,

AUTHOR OF "LITTLE WOMEN," "LITTLE MEN," "AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL," "HOSPITAL SKETCHES," ETC.

"An endless significance lies in work; in idleness alone is there perpetual despair." - CARLYLE.

BOSTON:

1901.

TO

MY MOTHER,

WHOSE LIFE HAS BEEN A LONG LABOR OF LOVE, THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED

BY

HER DAUGHTER.

CONTENTS.

I. CHRISTIE II. SERVANT III. ACTRBSS IV. GOVERNESS V. COMPANION VI. SEAMSTRESS VII. THROUGH THE MIST VIII. A CURE FOR DESPAIR IX. MRS. WILKINS'S MINISTER X. BEGINNING AGAIN XI. IN THE STRAWBERRY BED XII. CHRISTIE'S GALA XIII. WAKING UP XIV. WHICH? XV. MIDSUMMER XVI. MUSTERED IN XVII. THE COLONEL XVIII. SUNRISE XIX. LITTLE HEART'S-EASE XX. AT FORTY

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS,

FROM DRAWINGS BY SOL EYTINGE.

"How doth the little busy bee" Christie Aunt Betsey's Interlarded Speech Mrs. Stuart. Hepsey Christie as Queen of the Amazons Mr. Philip Fletcher Mrs. Saltonstall and Family "No, I thank you" Helen Carrol Mrs. King and Miss Cotton The Rescue "C. Wilkins, Clear Starcher" Lisha Wilkins Mrs. Wilkins' "Six Lively Infants" Mr. Power Mrs. Sterling David and Christie in the Greenhouse Mr. Power and Christie in the Strawberry Bed A Friendly Chat Kitty. "One Happy Moment" David "Then they were married" "Don't mourn, dear heart, but WORK" "She's a good little gal; looks consid'able like you" "Each ready to do her part to hasten the coming of the happy end"

WORK:

A STORY OF EXPERIENCE.