Sunday, July 24, 2011

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 5 released!

It was the proudest, happiest minute of the poor boy's life when he was led to the place of honor by the piano, and the lads gathered round, never heeding his poor clothes, but eying him respectfully and waiting eagerly to hear him play again.

They chose a song he knew; and after one or two false starts they got going, and violin, flute, and piano led a chorus of boyish voices that made the old roof ring again. It was too much for Nat, more feeble than he knew; and as the final shout died away, his face began to work, he dropped the fiddle, and turning to the wall sobbed like a little child.

"My dear, what is it?" asked Mrs. Bhaer, who had been singing with all her might, and trying to keep little Rob from beating time with his boots.

"You are all so kind and it's so beautiful I can't help it," sobbed Nat, coughing till he was breathless.

"Come with me, dear; you must go to bed and rest; you are worn out, and this is too noisy a place for you," whispered Mrs. Bhaer; and took him away to her own parlor, where she let him cry himself quiet.

Then she won him to tell her all his troubles, and listened to the little story with tears in her own eyes, though it was not a new one to her.

"My child, you have got a father and a mother now, and this is home. Don't think of those sad times any more, but get well and happy; and be sure you shall never suffer again, if we can help it. This place is made for all sorts of boys to have a good time in, and to learn how to help themselves and be useful men, I hope. You shall have as much music as you want, only you must get strong first. Now come up to Nursey and have a bath, and then go to bed, and to-morrow we will lay some nice little plans together."

- Little Men, Chapter 1

In this episode, we return to the beginning of the novel and introduce Nat Blake, the orphaned street performer.  His arrival at Plumfield is almost as unorthodox as Nan's arrival, and the amount of commotion and work needed to accomodate him puts the whole school in a frenzy.

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

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  1. I remember that this episode was one of the best snd most dramatic of the series

    In Japanese it is even more emotional to watch.
    Thanks for all your efforts

  2. Thanks for this great WMT Gem!

  3. Oh my goodness!! I remember this series!I remember this particular episode just from the screencaps and i think it's been what, over 16 years seen I've seen this series?

    My childhood! I am so fortunate I came across your fansubs! I absolutely adored this series. I'm so glad that there are finally groups that are seriously subbing WMT series. Thank you so much

  4. Oh thank you so much~

    Now we'll just wait for the last boy to arrive. (Won't say his name in case of spoilers. ^^)