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A MYSTERIOUS DOG
WHERE THEY FOUND HIS MASTER
BEN
HIS STORY
BEN GETS A PLACE
A CIRCULATING LIBRARY
NEW FRIENDS TROT IN
MISS CELIA'S MAN
A HAPPY TEA
A HEAVY TROUBLE
SUNDAY
GOOD TIMES
SOMEBODY RUNS AWAY
SOMEBODY GETS LOST
BEN'S RIDE
DETECTIVE THORNTON
BETTY'S BRAVERY
BOWS AND ARROWS
SPEAKING PIECES
BEN'S BIRTHDAY
CUPID'S LAST APPEARANCE
A BOY'S BARGAIN
SOMEBODY COMES
THE GREAT GATE IS OPENED

Under the Lilacs

by Louisa M. Alcott

PREFACE

Under the Lilacs is a children fiction novel by Louisa May Alcott. It was first published in 1878. The story is about two girls (Bab and Betty Moss), Miss Celia, a run-away circus (Ben Brown) and his dog (Sancho). When two young girls decide to have a tea party with their dolls and a mysterious dog comes and eats their prized cake, they end up finding a circus run-away, Ben Brown. Ben is a horse master, and loves horses, so when the Moss' take the young boy in they decide to give him work at the neighbors house driving cows (on a horse, of course). After that a series of events happens, and Ben finds out his beloved father is dead. Miss Celia, a neighbor, feels sorry and comforts him, and finally offers to let Ben stay with her and her fourteen-year-old brother, Thornton who is called Thorny. After that may adventures and summer-happenings go on in Celia's house. Sancho gets lost, Ben is acused of stealing, Miss Celia even gets hurt and Ben takes a wild ride on her horse, Lita..