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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?

eyes, that soon blinked and fell before the one ray of light. 

 

"Plenty of time for that; you must be patient now, and get them 

thoroughly well, or they will trouble you again when it will be 

harder to spare them," she said, with tears in her own eyes. 

 

"I won't do it! I will study and get through somehow. It's all 

humbug about taking care so long. These doctors like to keep hold 

of a fellow if they can. But I won't stand it I vow I won't!" and he 

banged his fist down on the unoffending pillow as if he were 

pommelling the hard-hearted doctor. 

 

"Now, Mac, listen to me," Rose said very earnestly, though her 

voice shook a little and her heart ached. "You know you have hurt 

your eyes reading by fire-light and in the dusk, and sitting up late, 

and now you'll have to pay for it; the doctor said so. You must be 

careful, and do as he tells you, or you will be blind." 

 

"No!" 

 

"Yes, it is true, and he wanted us to tell you that nothing but entire 

rest would cure you. I know it's dreadfully hard, but we'll all help 

you; I'll read all day long, and lead you, and wait upon you, and try 

to make it easier " 

 

She stopped there, for it was evident that he did not hear a sound; 

the word "blind" seemed to have knocked him down, for he had 

buried his face in the pillow, and lay so still that Rose was 

frightened. She sat motionless for many minutes, longing to 

comfort him, but not knowing how, and wishing Uncle Alec would 

come, for he had promised to tell Mac. 

 

Presently, a sort of choking sound came out of the pillow, and 


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