When Miss Alcott became a celebrity, she often found her fame tiresome. A supporter of the fight for women’s suffrage, she attended the Women’s Congress in Syracuse, where she was accosted by an effusive admirer. “If you ever come to Oshkosh,” said the lady, “your feet will not be allowed to touch the ground: you will be borne in the arms of the people. Will you come?”
“Never,” replied Miss Alcott.