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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?

the Chief best; they ought to, and I'll punch their heads if they 

don't. So calm yourself, Dandy, and mend your own manners 

before you come down on other people's." 

 

Thus the Prince with great dignity and perfect good nature, while 

Archie looked modestly gratified with the flattering opinions of his 

kinsfolk, and Steve subsided, feeling he had done his duty as a 

cousin and a brother. A pause ensued, during which Aunt Jane 

appeared in the other room, accompanied by a tea-tray 

sumptuously spread, and prepared to feed her big nestling, as that 

was a task she allowed no one to share with her. 

 

"If you have a minute to spare before you go, child, I wish you'd 

just make Mac a fresh shade; this has got a berry stain on it, and he 

must be tidy, for he is to go out to-morrow if it is a cloudy day," 

said Mrs. Jane, spreading toast in a stately manner, while Mac 

slopped his tea about without receiving a word of reproof. 

 

"Yes, aunt," answered Rose, so meekly that the boys could hardly 

believe it could be the same voice which had issued the stern 

command, "Out of this room, every one of you!" not very long ago. 

 

They had not time to retire, without unseemly haste, before she 

walked into the parlour and sat down at the work-table without a 

word. It was funny to see the look the three tall lads cast at the 

little person sedately threading a needle with green silk. They all 

wanted to say something expressive of repentance, but no one 

knew how to begin, and it was evident, from the prim expression 

of Rose's face, that she intended to stand upon her dignity till they 


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