Monday, August 26, 2013

LINDSAY HOLST "After School"

"After School"
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner, Lindsay Holst and UL Press.

After School


Lindsay Holst

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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