Speaking of Jo, she'd steadfastly ignoring all romantic hints from Laurie. And Laurie's making plenty of hints, though he keeps them guarded. We who know who he winds up marrying can see a little romantic foreshadowing in his teasing compliments to Amy.
Isn't it nice that Mr. March has found people who appreciate him? He's back in his parish, but also attracting interesting people who find him inspirational or helpful. I love the description of him as "the household conscience, anchor, and comforter (p. 214)
...the homeliest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them... (p. 217).
Possible Discussion Questions:
Do you think Jo's annoyance over Laurie cutting his hair is at all related to her own hair-cutting adventure?