LINDSAY HOLST "After School"
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Here is the tree, and here we all are.
Jo March, my favorite, is talking a lot, like always. She's sitting up in the high v-shaped branch, because she's brave. She is saying how she'd much rather be fighting alongside her father, who is a chaplain in the Civil War, which started in 1861 and pitted brother against brother. The soldiers ate hardtack, which is like a big Saltine cracker, but very hard, and usually full of bugs because there were no preservatives in food back then. But she can't go fight, because she is a woman, and later on she'll have to cut her hair and sell it so that her family can.........
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