single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Louisa
May Alcotts classic story, Little Women. It makes for
a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Louisa May Alcott
1 Playing Pilgrims
wont be Christmas without any presents, grumbled
Jo, lying on the rug.
so dreadful to be poor! sighed Meg, looking down at
her old dress.
dont think its fair for some girls to have plenty
of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all, added
little Amy, with an injured sniff.
got Father and Mother, and each other, said Beth contentedly
from her corner.
four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at
the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, We
havent got Father, and shall not have him for a long
time. She didnt say perhaps never,
but each silently added it, thinking of Father faraway, where
the fighting was.
spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone, You
know the reason Mother proposed not having any presents this
Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for
everyone; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure,
when our men are suffering so in the army. We cant do
much, but we can make our little sacrifices, and ought to
do it gladly. But I am afraid I dont, and Meg
shook her head, as she thought regretfully of all the pretty
things she wanted.
I dont think the little we should spend would do any
good. Weve each got a dollar, and the army wouldnt
be much helped by our giving that. I agree not to expect anything
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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