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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?

put it back." 

 

"Tonscience p'icked her," murmured a contrite voice from behind 

the small hands pressed tightly over Pokey's red face. 

 

"And why did she take it, do you suppose?" asked Rose, in a 

school-marmish tone, feeling that all the listeners were interested 

in her tale and its unexpected application. 

 

"It was so nice and wound, and she wanted it deffly," answered the 

little voice. 

 

"Well, I'm glad she had such a good conscience. The moral is that 

people who steal don't enjoy what they take, and are not happy till 

they put it back. What makes that little girl hide her face?" asked 

Rose, as she concluded. 

 

"Me's so 'shamed of Pokey," sobbed the small culprit, quite 

overcome by remorse and confusion at this awful disclosure. 

 

"Come, Rose, it's too bad to tell her little tricks before everyone, 

and preach at her in that way; you wouldn't like it yourself," began 

Dr. Alec, taking the weeper on his knee and administering 

consolation in the shape of kisses and nuts. 

 

Before Rose could express her regret, Jamie, who had been 

reddening and ruffling like a little turkey-cock for several minutes, 

burst out indignantly, bent on avenging the wound given to his 

beloved dolly. 

 

"I know something bad that you did, and I'm going to tell right out. 

You thought we didn't see you, but we did, and you said uncle 

wouldn't like it, and the boys would tease, and you made Ariadne 

promise not to tell, and she punched holes in your ears to put 

ear-rings in. So now! and that's much badder than to take an old 

piece of rag; and I hate you for making my Pokey cry." 


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