24 chapters: Secrets, Surprises, Saint Lucy, Jack Has A Mystery, Peebly Beach, Cattle Show, Down the River, May Baskets, Sweet Memory......
Dedication: To the schoolmates of ELLSWORTH DEVENS whose lovely character will not soon be forgotten. This Village Story is affectionately inscribed by their friend... the Author (Louisa May Alcott) Alcott stresses the need for individual growth, gender equality, and personal responsibility. Even has historical discussions about temperance and higher education for women. She also wrote: Little Women, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Little Men, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Under the Lilacs......