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Two Girls
The Clan
Uncles
Aunts
A Belt and a Box
Uncle Alec's Room
A Trip to China
And what came of it
Phebe's Secret
Rose's Sacrifice
Poor Mac
"The Other Fellows"
Cosey Corner
A Happy Birthday
Ear-Rings
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do
Peace-Making
Which?

sent them all off to the cave, and there were discovered bows and 

arrows, battle clubs, old swords, and various relics of an 

interesting nature. Perched upon a commanding rock, with Jamie 

to "splain" things to her, Rose beheld a series of stirring scenes 

enacted with great vigour and historical accuracy by her gifted 

relatives. 

 

Captain Cook was murdered by the natives of Owhyhee in the 

most thrilling manner. Captain Kidd buried untold wealth in the 

chowder kettle at the dead of night, and shot both the trusting 

villains who shared the secret of the hiding place. Sinbad came 

ashore there and had manifold adventures, and numberless wrecks 

bestrewed the sands. 

 

Rose considered them by far the most exciting dramas she had 

ever witnessed; and when the performance closed with a grand 

ballet of Feejee Islanders, whose barbaric yells alarmed the gulls, 

she had no words in which to express her gratification. 

 

Another swim at sunset, another merry evening on the rocks 

watching the lighted steamers pass seaward and the pleasure-boats 

come into port, ended the second day of the camping out, and sent 

everyone to bed early that they might be ready for the festivities of 

the morrow. 

 

"Archie, didn't I hear uncle ask you to row home in the morning 

for fresh milk and things?" 

 

"Yes, why?" 

 

"Please, may I go too? I have something of great importance to 

arrange; you know I was carried off in a hurry," Rose said in a 

confidential whisper as she was bidding her cousins good night. 

 

"I'm willing, and I guess Charlie won't mind." 


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