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What is Jo's secret in Chapter 14 of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women?

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Laurie happens to see Jo go in and out of an office several times in a very odd way.

When Laurie meets Jo in the street, her face red and looking like she's undergone a "trying ordeal," he asks her what's going on. She, in turn, asks him why he is coming from a billiard saloon. He explains that he is taking fencing lessons.

Laurie also tells Jo he has a secret he will share if she shares her own. So Jo tells him she has just submitted two of her stories in hopes they will be published:

"Well, I’ve left two stories with a newspaperman, and he’s to give his answer next week,"...

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