A Country Christmas by Louisa May Alcott
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Ms. Alcott’s protaganist in this story is Sophie. She lives in a big city with her guardian, but she’s feeling the pressure to make a decision about marriage. She needs some time to get away and think. She decides to travel to Vermont and visit Aunt Plumy and Aunt Plumy’s two grown children, Saul and Ruth. They live on a modest farm and life is much slower there.
Sophie asks permission and is allowed to invite two city friends to come up and visit for Christmas. Sophie wants to show them “a real old-fashioned frolic” as it’s done in the country.
At first, Sophie’s city friends look down on the country folk, but the country folk soon win them over with their honest look at people and life. The country hosts were able to show the city guests what a frolic is as well as the advantages of country living.