The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:|
a conciliatory air, for she wanted to show that she also could be
"She has sold everything she had that was worth selling, and
now she is enjoying herself. The flower table is always attractive,
you know, `especially to gentlemen'."
Jo couldn't resist giving that little slap, but May took it
so meekly she regretted it a minute after, and fell to praising
the great vases, which still remained unsold.
"Is Amy's illumination anywhere about" I took a fancy to
buy that for Father," said Jo, very anxious to learn the fate of
her sister's work.