Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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?

went straight to her heart the most pathetic sob she ever heard, for, 

though it was the most natural means of relief, the poor fellow 

must not indulge in it because of the afflicted eyes. The "French 

Revolution" tumbled out of her lap, and, running to the sofa, she 

knelt down by it, saying, with the motherly sort of tenderness girls 

feel for any sorrowing creature 

 

"Oh, my dear, you mustn't cry! It is so bad for your poor eyes. Take 

your head out of that hot pillow, and let me cool it. I don't wonder 

you feel so, but please don't cry. I'll cry for you; it won't hurt me." 

 

As she spoke she pulled away the cushion with gentle force, and 

saw the green shade all crushed and stained with the few hot tears 

that told how bitter the disappointment had been. Mac felt her 

sympathy, but, being a boy, did not thank her for it; only sat up 

with a jerk, saying, as he tried to rub away the tell-tale drops with 

the sleeve of his jacket, "Don't bother; weak eyes always water. I'm 

all right." 

 

But Rose cried out, and caught his arm, "Don't touch them with 

that rough woollen stuff! Lie down and let me bathe them, there's a 

dear boy; then there will be no harm done." 

 

"They do smart confoundedly. I say, don't you tell the other fellows 

that I made a baby of myself, will you?" he added, yielding with a 

sigh to the orders of his nurse, who had flown for the eye-wash and 

linen cambric handkerchief. 

 

"Of course I won't; but anyone would be upset at the idea of being 

well troubled in this way. I'm sure you bear it splendidly, and you 

know it isn't half so bad when you get used to it. Besides, it is only 


Page 7 from 9:  Back   1   2   3   4   5   6  [7]  8   9   Forward