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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?

Obey, as Phebe does, and ask no questions. I can have secrets as 

well as other people"; and Rose walked off with an air of lofty 

independence that impressed her friends immensely. 

 

"It's some plot between uncle and herself, so we won't meddle. All 

right, Phebe? Pull away, Prince"; and off they went to be received 

with much surprise by the islanders. 

 

This was the note Phebe bore: 

 

"Dear Uncle, I am going to take Phebe's place to-day, and let her 

have all the fun she can. Please don't mind what she says, but keep 

her, and tell the boys to be very good to her for my sake. Don't 

think it is easy to do this; it is very hard to give up the best day of 

all, but I feel so selfish to have all the pleasure and Phebe none, 

that I wish to make this sacrifice. Do let me, and don't laugh at it; I 

truly do not wish to be praised, and I truly want to do it. Love to all 

from 

 

"Rose." 

 

"Bless the little dear, what a generous heart she has! Shall we go 

after her, Jessie, or let her have her way?" said Dr. Alec, after the 

first mingled amusement and astonishment had subsided. 

 

"Let her alone, and don't spoil her little sacrifice. She means it, I 

know, and the best way in which we can show our respect for her 

effort is to give Phebe a pleasant day. I'm sure she has earned it"; 

and Mrs. Jessie made a sign to the boys to suppress their 

disappointment and exert themselves to please Rose's guest. 

 

Phebe was with difficulty kept from going straight home, and 

declared that she should not enjoy herself one bit without Miss 

Rose. 

 

"She won't hold out all day, and we shall see her paddling back 


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