“Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,”
grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
“It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg,
looking down at her old dress.
"I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty
of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,"
added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
"We've got Father and Mother, and each other,"
said Beth contentedly from her corner.
~from Little Women
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Painting by Tom Browning