I know everyone's busy getting ready for Easter (including me), but I didn't want to fall behind, so I'm posting a chapter today anyway.
Blech. What a horrible chapter. Let's get it over with. Almost everyone gets complacent and lazy, and Beth pays for their behavior with her own time and kindness, and also with her health.
My kids and I battled strep throat over and over last year -- strep turns into scarlet fever if you don't have antibiotics. My goodness, that bug is no picnic! Worst sore throat you can imagine. I couldn't sleep because it hurt so much until I got antibiotics in me. I feel very, very sorry for Beth here.
The whole scene with Laurie and Amy at Aunt March's amused me, though. Especially the parrot :-D
For a week the amount of virtue in the old house would have supplied the neighborhood (p. 157).
Possible Discussion Questions:
I actually don't have any today. Do you?