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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?

friendliest manner, and a lively old lady kissed the new-comers all 

round, as she said heartily 

 

"Well, now, I'm proper glad to see you! Come right in and rest, and 

we'll have tea in less than no time, for you must be tired. Lizzie, 

you show the folks upstairs; Kitty, you fly round and help father in 

with the trunks; and Jenny and I will have the table all ready by the 

time you come down. Bless the dears, they want to go see the 

pussies, and so they shall!" 

 

The three pretty daughters did "fly round," and everyone felt at 

home at once, all were so hospitable and kind. Aunt Jessie had 

raptures over the home-made carpets, quilts and quaint furniture; 

Rose could not keep away from the windows, for each framed a 

lovely picture; and the little folks made friends at once with the 

other children, who filled their arms with chickens and kittens, and 

did the honours handsomely. 

 

The toot of a horn called all to supper, and a goodly party, 

including six children besides the Camp-bells, assembled in the 

long dining-room, armed with mountain appetites and the gayest 

spirits. It was impossible for anyone to be shy or sober, for such 

gales of merriment arose they blew the starch out of the stiffest, 

and made the saddest jolly. Mother Atkinson, as all called their 

hostess, was the merriest there, and the busiest; for she kept flying 

up to wait on the children, to bring out some new dish, or to banish 

the live stock, who were of such a social turn that the colt came 

into the entry and demanded sugar; the cats sat about in people's 


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