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: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You're ready to go out and - and find a good use for your talent. Tho' I don't know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.
] Marmee March
: So you're going to Washington? Elderly man
: Yes, ma'am; my son is sick in the hospital there. Marmee March
: Oh, this will be an anxious Christmas for you. Marmee March
: [finding him a coat
] I think this one will do; let's try this. Is it your only son? Elderly man
: No, ma'am. I had four; two were killed, one is a prisoner. Marmee March
: [deeply moved
] You've done a great deal for your country, sir. Elderly man
: Oh, not a mite more than I ought, ma'am. I'd go myself if I was any use. Thank you for the overcoat. Marmee March
: Wait a minute... Marmee March
: [giving him some money
] I hope you find him better. Elderly man
: Thank you, ma'am. God bless you; merry Christmas. Merry Christmas! Marmee March
: Merry Christmas!