Time to tell the truth: I don't particularly ship Laurie and Amy. I don't want Laurie to marry Jo, but I never quite like him with Amy either. It just feels too... convenient or something.
However, this is an amusing chapter, with all the little side comments about the way Americans behave in Europe, the way people dance well or badly, etc. I especially liked how "the Emperor's friend covered himself with glory, for he danced everything, whether he knew it or not, and introduced impromptu pirouettes when the figures bewildered him" (p. 344). Doesn't he sound like a fun person?
"I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now" (p. 345).
"Foreign life polishes one in spite of one's self" (p. 345).
Possible Discussion Questions:
What are your thoughts on Amy and Laurie's emerging relationship?