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Since young readers love to know "how people look," we use this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting in the evening until December snow fell softly outside, and the fire crackled merrily inside. It was a comfortable old room, although the carpet was faded and the furniture was very simple; a good picture or two hanging on the walls, books filled the shelves, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant home atmosphere filled the room.
Meg, the oldest of the four, was sixteen, and very pretty, being plump and bright, with large eyes, with plenty of soft brown hair, with soft lips and white hands, because of which it was quite useless. Fifteen Joe was very high, thin and dark and looked like a foal, because she never seemed to know what to do with her long limbs, which are always mingled in her way. She had a strong mouth, a funny nose and sharp gray eyes that seemed to see everything and could be cruel, funny and thoughtful. Her long thick hair were her only decoration, but they are usually collected under the net, so as not to interfere with her. Joe had rounded shoulders, big hands and feet, loose clothing and looking embarrassed look of a girl who quickly turned into a woman, and she does not like. Elizabeth - or Beth as everyone calls her, was ruddy, gladkovolosoy, bright-eyed girl of thirteen, with a shy disposition, timid voice and calm expression that is rarely broken. Her father called her "Little Miss Tranquility," and this name fits her perfectly; because it seemed to be living in a blissful world of its own, daring to leave him alone for a meeting with some, whom she trusted and loved them. Amy, though the youngest was the most important person - in her own opinion at least. Permanent Snow Maiden, with blue eyes and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and thin, and always presented himself as a young lady, remembering his manners. What are the four characters have been sёster, we leave for the asking.
The clock struck six, and sweep the floor fireplace, Beth put a pair of shoes down to heat. Somehow kind of old shoes had a good impact on girls; mom came, and each beamed at her greeting. Meg stopped lecturing and lit the lamp. Amy stood up from the chair without being asked, and Joe had forgotten that she was tired, so they got up to keep the shoes closer to the fire.
"They are quite worn out; Mama needs a new pair of shoes. "
"I think I can help her by my dollars", - said Beth.
"No, I should be!" - Exclaimed Amy.
"I am the eldest," - the beginning of Meg, but Joe broke it with its decision:
"I'm a man (chapter) in the family now, but so far no dad, I have to buy shoes, because he told me to take special care of my mother until it is not."
"I'll tell you what we'll do," - said Beth. - "Let every gain her anything for Christmas, and will not get anything for us."