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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?

Prince a little, in words at least, for he had hurt her feelings oftener 

than he knew; so she gave him a thimble-pie on the top of his 

head, and said, with an air of an infinitely superior being 

 

"Don't be silly, but get up, and I'll tell you something much better 

to do than sprawling on the floor and getting all over lint." 

 

Charlie obediently sat himself upon a hassock at her feet; the other 

sinners drew near to catch the words of wisdom about to fall from 

her lips, and Rose, softened by this gratifying humility, addressed 

them in her most maternal tone. 

 

"Now, boys, if you really want to be good to Mac, you can do it in 

this way. Don't keep talking about things he can't do, or go and tell 

what fun you have had batting your ridiculous balls about. Get 

some nice book and read quietly; cheer him up about school, and 

offer to help him study by and by; you can do that better than I, 

because I'm only a girl, and don't learn Greek and Latin and all 

sorts of headachy stuff." 

 

"Yes, but you can do heaps of things better than we can; you've 

proved that," said Archie, with an approving look that delighted 

Rose, though she could not resist giving Charlie one more rebuke, 

by saying, with a little bridling of the head, and a curl of the lip 

that wanted to smile instead 

 

"I'm glad you think so, though I am a 'queer chicken."' 

 

This scathing remark caused the Prince to hide his face for shame, 

and Steve to erect his head in the proud consciousness that this 

shot was not meant for him. Archie laughed, and Rose, seeing a 

merry blue eye winking at her from behind two brown hands, gave 


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