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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?

to have her round best. I should myself if I was down on my luck 

as he is," put in Charlie, feeling that he really had not done "the 

little thing" justice. 

 

"I'll tell you what it is, boys we haven't been half good enough to 

Rose, and we've got to make it up to her somehow," said Archie, 

who had a very manly sense of honour about paying his debts, 

even to a girl. 

 

"I'm awfully sorry I made fun of her doll when Jamie lugged it out; 

and I called her 'baby bunting' when she cried over the dead kitten. 

Girls are such geese sometimes, I can't help it," said Steve, 

confessing his transgressions handsomely, and feeling quite ready 

to atone for them if he only knew how. 

 

"I'll go down on my knees and beg her pardon for treating her as if 

she was a child. Don't it make her mad, though? Come to think of 

it, she's only two years or so younger than I am. But she is so small 

and pretty, she always seems like a dolly to me," and the Prince 

looked down from his lofty height of five feet five as if Rose was 

indeed a pygmy beside him. 

 

"That dolly has got a real good little heart, and a bright mind of her 

own, you'd better believe. Mac says she understands some things 

quicker than he can, and mother thinks she is an uncommonly nice 

girl, though she don't know all creation. You needn't put on airs, 

Charlie, though you are a tall one, for Rose likes Archie better than 

you; she said she did because he treated her respectfully." 

 

"Steve looks as fierce as a game-cock; but don't you get excited, 

my son, for it won't do a bit of good. Of course, everybody likes 


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