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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do

before noon, I'll wager anything," said Charlie; and the rest so 

strongly inclined to his opinion that they resigned themselves to 

the loss of the little queen of the revels, sure that it would be only 

a temporary one. 


But hour after hour passed, and no signal appeared on the balcony, 

though Phebe watched it hopefully. No passing boat brought the 

truant back, though more than one pair of eyes looked out for the 

bright hair under the round hat; and sunset came, bringing no Rose 

but the lovely colour in the western sky. 


"I really did not think the child had it in her. I fancied it was a bit 

of sentiment, but I see she was in earnest, and means that her 

sacrifice shall be a true one. Dear little soul! I'll make it up to her a 

thousand times over, and beg her pardon for thinking it might be 

done for effect," Dr. Alec said remorsefully, as he strained his eyes 

through the dusk, fancying he saw a small figure sitting in the 

garden as it had sat on the keg the night before, laying the 

generous little plot that had cost more than he could guess. 


"Well, she can't help seeing the fireworks, any way, unless she is 

goose enough to think she must hide in a dark closet and not look," 

said Archie, who was rather disgusted at Rose's seeming 



"She will see ours capitally, but miss the big ones on the hill, 

unless papa has forgotten all about them," added Steve, cutting 

short the harangue Mac had begun upon the festivals of the 



"I'm sure the sight of her will be better than the finest fireworks 

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