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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?

for a time, and you can do lots of pleasant things if you can't study. 

You'll have to wear blue goggles, perhaps; won't that be funny?" 

 

And while she was pouring out all the comfortable words she 

could think of, Rose was softly bathing the eyes and dabbing the 

hot forehead with lavender-water, as her patient lay quiet with a 

look on his face that grieved her sadly. 

 

"Homer was blind, and so was Milton, and they did something to 

be remembered by, in spite of it," he said, as if to himself, in a 

solemn tone, for even the blue goggles did not bring a smile. 

 

"Papa had a picture of Milton and his daughters writing for him. It 

was a very sweet picture, I thought," observed Rose in a serious 

voice, trying to meet the sufferer on his own ground. 

 

"Perhaps I could study if someone read and did the eye part. Do 

you suppose I could, by and by?" he asked, with a sudden ray of 

hope. 

 

"I dare say, if your head is strong enough. This sunstroke, you 

know, is what upset you, and your brain needs rest, the doctor 

says." 

 

"I'll have a talk with the old fellow next time he comes, and find 

out just what I may do; then I shall know where I am. What a fool I 

was that day to be stewing my brains and letting the sun glare on 

my book till the letters danced before me! I see 'em now when I 

shut my eyes; black balls bobbing round, and stars and all sorts of 

queer things. Wonder if all blind people do?" 

 

"Don't think about them; I'll go on reading, shall I? We shall come 

to the exciting part soon, and then you'll forget all this," suggested 


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