Louisa May Alcott quote about future from Little Women - If we are all alive ten years hence, let's meet, and see how many of us have got our wishes, or how much nearer we are then than now
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If we are all alive ten years hence, let's meet, and see how many of us have got our wishes, or how much nearer we are then than now
 Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868). copy citation

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Author Louisa May Alcott
Source Little Women
Topic future wishes
Date 1868
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/514/514-h/514-h.htm

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“"Wait and see if it doesn't bring you something worth having," replied the boy, laughing at the thought of a charming little secret which he fancied he knew.
Meg colored behind the brake, but asked no questions and looked across the river with the same expectant expression which Mr. Brooke had worn when he told the story of the knight.
"If we are all alive ten years hence, let's meet, and see how many of us have got our wishes, or how much nearer we are then than now," said Jo, always ready with a plan.
"Bless me! How old I shall be, twenty-seven!" exclaimed Meg, who felt grown up already, having just reached seventeen.
"You and I will be twenty-six, Teddy, Beth twenty-four, and Amy twenty-two.” source

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