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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?

and island answer each other with what Jamie called "whizzers, 

whirligigs and busters," and smiling as she thought how hard the 

boys must be working to keep up such a steady fire, when Uncle 

Mac came walking in upon her, saying hurriedly 

 

"Come, child, put on your tippet, pelisse, or whatever you call it, 

and run off with me. I came to get Phebe, but aunt says she is 

gone, so I want you. I've got Fun down in the boat, and I want you 

to go with us and see my fireworks. Got them up for you, and you 

mustn't miss them, or I shall be disappointed." 

 

"But, uncle," began Rose, feeling as if she ought to refuse even a 

glimpse of bliss, "perhaps " 

 

"I know, my dear, I know; aunt told me; but no one needs you now 

so much as I do, and I insist on your coming," said Uncle Mac, 

who seemed in a great hurry to be off, yet was unusually kind. 

 

So Rose went and found the little Chinaman with a funny lantern 

waiting to help her in and convulse her with laughter trying to 

express his emotions in pigeon English. The city clocks were 

striking nine as they got out into the bay, and the island fireworks 

seemed to be over, for no rocket answered the last Roman candle 

that shone on the Aunt-hill. 

 

"Ours are done, I see, but they are going up all round the city, and 

how pretty they are," said Rose, folding her mantle about her, and 

surveying the scene with pensive interest. 

 

"Hope my fellows have not got into trouble up there," muttered 

Uncle Mac, adding with a satisfied chuckle, as a spark shone out, 

"No; there it goes! Look, Rosy, and see how you like this one; it 


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