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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do

laps, winking suggestively at the food; and speckled hens cleared 

the kitchen floor of crumbs, as they joined in the chat with a 

cheerful clucking. 


Everybody turned out after tea to watch the sunset till all the lovely 

red was gone, and mosquitoes wound their shrill horns to sound 

the retreat. The music of an organ surprised the new-comers, and 

in the parlor they found Father Atkinson playing sweetly on the 

little instrument made by himself. All the children gathered about 

him, and, led by the tuneful sisters, sang prettily till Pokey fell 

asleep behind the door, and Jamie gaped audibly right in the 

middle of his favourite 


"Coo," said the little doves: "Coo," said she, 

"All in the top of the old pine-tree." 


The older travellers, being tired, went to "bye low" at the same 

time, and slept like tops in home-spun sheets, on husk mattresses 

made by Mother Atkinson, who seemed to have put some soothing 

powder among them, so deep and sweet was the slumber that 



Next day began the wholesome out-of-door life, which works such 

wonders with tired minds and feeble bodies. The weather was 

perfect, and the mountain air made the children as frisky as young 

lambs; while the elders went about smiling at one another, and 

saying, "Isn't it splendid?" Even Mac, the "slow coach," was seen 

to leap over a fence as if he really could not help it; and when 

Rose ran after him with his broad-brimmed hat, he made the 

spirited proposal to go into the woods and hunt for a catamount. 


Jamie and Pokey were at once enrolled in the Cosey Corner Light 

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