Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
girl with a pearl earring vermeer
Gustav Klimt Kiss painting
Head of Christ
They were all unusually hungry, having waited nearly an hour, and for a minute no one spoke; only a minute, for Jo exclaimed impetuously: ¡¡¡¡`I'm so glad you came before we began!' ¡¡¡¡`May I go and help carry the things to the poor little children?' said Beth, eagerly. ¡¡¡¡`I shall take the cream and the muffins,' added Amy, heroically, giving up the articles she most liked. ¡¡¡¡Meg was already covering the buckwheats, and piling the bread into one big plate. ¡¡¡¡`I thought you'd do it,' said Mrs. March, smiling as if satisfied. `You shall all go, and help me, and when we come back we will
have bread and milk for breakfast, and make it up at dinner-time.' ¡¡¡¡They were soon ready, and the procession set out. Fortunately it was early, and they went through back streets, few people saw them, and no one laughed at the queer party. ¡¡¡¡A poor, bare, miserable room it was, with broken windows, no fire, ragged bed-clothes, a sick mother, wailing baby, and a group of pale, hungry children cuddled under one old quilt, trying to keep warm.