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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?

Charlie's ear a friendly tweak, and extended the olive-branch of 

peace. 

 

"Now we'll all be good, and plan nice things for poor Mac," she 

said, smiling so graciously that the boys felt as if the sun had 

suddenly burst out from behind a heavy cloud and was shining 

with great brilliancy. 

 

The storm had cleared the air, and quite a heavenly calm 

succeeded, during which plans of a most varied and surprising sort 

were laid, for everyone burned to make noble sacrifices upon the 

shrine of "poor Mac," and Rose was the guiding star to whom the 

others looked with most gratifying submission. Of course, this 

elevated state of things could not endure long, but it was very nice 

while it lasted, and left an excellent effect upon the minds of all 

when the first ardour had subsided. 

 

"There, that's ready for to-morrow, and I do hope it will be 

cloudy," said Rose, as she finished off the new shade, the progress 

of which the boys had watched with interest. 

 

"I'd bespoken an extra sunny day, but I'll tell the clerk of the 

weather to change it. He's an obliging fellow, and he'll attend to it, 

so make yourself easy," said Charlie, who had become quite perky 

again. 

 

"It is very easy for you to joke, but how would you like to wear a 

blinder like that for weeks and weeks, sir?" and Rose quenched his 

rising spirits by slipping the shade over his eyes, as he still sat on 

the cushion at her feet. 

 

"It's horrid! Take it off, take it off! I don't wonder the poor old boy 

has the blues with a thing like that on"; and Charlie sat looking at 


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