|map of the West Indies c.1860|
|Illustrations of lime cultivation and harvesting in Montserrat (via)|
'How much will pay them off and restore your credit?' asked Meg, taking out her purse.
'A quarter would more than do it, and leave a few cents over for a treat for you. Don’t you like limes?'
'Not much. You may have my share. Here’s the money. Make it last as long as you can, for it isn’t very plenty, you know.'
...Next day Amy was rather late at school, but could not resist the temptation of displaying, with pardonable pride, a moist brown-paper parcel, before she consigned it to the inmost recesses of her desk. During the next few minutes the rumor that Amy March had got twenty-four delicious limes (she ate one on the way) and was going to treat"