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I could have been a great many things.

("Little Women")


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Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
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Jo's breath gave out here, and wrapping her head in the paper, she bedewed her little story with a few natural tears, for to be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of her heart, and this seemed to be the first step toward that happy end.
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Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally…
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I'm afraid I couldn't like him without a spice of human naughtiness.
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Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
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Jo's face was a study next day, for the secret rather weighed upon her, and she found it hard not to look mysterious and important. Meg observed it, but did not troubled herself to make inquiries, for she had learned that the best way to manage Jo was by the law of contraries, so she felt sure of being told everything if she did not ask.
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