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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?

 

"Thank you; be sure you stand by me when I ask leave in the 

morning, and don't say anything till then, except to Charlie. 

Promise," urged Rose, so eagerly, that Archie struck an attitude 

and cried dramatically 

 

"By yonder moon I swear!" 

 

"Hush! it's all right, go along"; and Rose departed as if satisfied. 

 

"She's a queer little thing, isn't she, Prince?" 

 

"Rather a nice little thing, I think. I'm quite fond of her." 

 

Rose's quick ears caught both remarks, and she retired to her tent, 

saying to herself with sleepy dignity 

 

"Little thing, indeed! Those boys talk as if I was a baby. They will 

treat me with more respect after to-morrow, I guess." 

 

Archie did stand by her in the morning, and her request was readily 

granted, as the lads were coming directly back. Off they went, and 

Rose waved her hand to the islanders with a somewhat pensive air, 

for an heroic purpose glowed within her, and the spirit of 

self-sacrifice was about to be illustrated in a new and touching 

manner. 

 

While the boys got the milk Rose ran to Phebe, ordered her to 

leave her dishes, to put on her hat, and take a note back to Uncle 

Alec, which would explain this somewhat mysterious 

performance. Phebe obeyed, and when she went to the boat Rose 

accompanied her, telling the boys she was not ready to go yet, but 

they could, some of them, come for her when she hung a white 

signal on her balcony. 

 

"But why not come now? What are you about, miss? Uncle won't 

like it," protested Charlie, in great amazement. 

 

"Just do as I tell you, little boy; uncle will understand and explain. 


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