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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?

three distracted hens had not scuttled across the road with a great 

squawking, which caused Barkis to shy and stop so suddenly that 

his careless rider landed in an ignominious heap just under old 

Sorrel's astonished nose. 

 

Rose was up again before Dr. Alec was out of the carryall, and 

threw two dusty arms about his neck crying with a breathless voice 

 

"O uncle, I'm so glad to see you! It is better than a cart-load of 

goodies, and so dear of you to come!" 

 

"But aren't you hurt, child! That was a rough tumble, and I'm afraid 

you must be damaged somewhere," answered the Doctor, full of 

fond anxiety, as he surveyed his girl with pride. 

 

"My feelings are hurt, but my bones are all safe. It's too bad! I was 

going to do it so nicely, and those stupid hens spoilt it all," said 

Rose, quite crestfallen, as well as much shaken. 

 

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I asked 'Where is Rose?' and Mac 

pointed to the little Amazon pelting down the hill at such a rate. 

You couldn't have done anything that would please me more, and 

I'm delighted to see how well you ride. Now, will you mount again, 

or shall we turn Mac out and take you in?" asked Dr. Alec, as Aunt 

Jessie proposed a start, for the others were beckoning them to 

follow. 

 

"Pride goeth before a fall better not try to show off again, ma'am," 

said Mac, who would have been more than mortal if he had 

refrained from teasing when so good a chance offered. 

 

"Pride does go before a fall, but I wonder if a sprained ankle 

always comes after it?" thought Rose, bravely concealing her pain, 


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