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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?

 

"Now I shall preach you a short sermon, and my text is, 'Little 

children, love one another.' I asked mamma to give me one, and 

she thought that would be good; so you all sit still and I'll preach it. 

You mustn't whisper, Marion, but hear me. It means that we 

should be good to each other, and play fair, and not quarrel as we 

did this very day about the wagon. Jack can't always drive, and 

needn't be mad because I like to go with Frank. Annette ought to 

be horse sometimes and not always driver; and Willie may as well 

make up his mind to let Marion build her house by his, for she will 

do it, and he needn't fuss about it. Jamie seems to be a good boy, 

but I shall preach to him if he isn't. No, Pokey, people don't kiss in 

church or put their hats on. Now you must all remember what I tell 

you, because I am the captain, and you should mind me." 

 

Here Lieutenant Jack spoke right out in meeting with the 

rebellious remark 

 

"Don't care if you are; you'd better mind yourself, and tell how you 

took away my strap, and kept the biggest doughnut, and didn't 

draw fair when we had the truck." 

 

"Yes, and you slapped Frank; I saw you!" bawled Willie Snow, 

bobbing up in his pew. 

 

"And you took my book away and hid it 'cause I wouldn't go and 

swing when you wanted me to," added Annette, the oldest of the 

Snow trio. 

 

"I shan't build my house by Willie's if he don't want me to, so 

now!" put in little Marion, joining the mutiny. 

 

"I will tiss Dimmy! and I tored up my hat 'tause a pin picked me," 

shouted Pokey, regardless of Jamie's efforts to restrain her. 


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