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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?

nose-ring also. I have one somewhere that a Fiji belle once wore; 

I'll look it up," and, leaving Pokey to Jamie's care, Dr. Alec rose as 

if to carry out his suggestion in earnest. 

 

"Good! good! We'll do it right away! Here's a gimlet, so you hold 

her, boys, while I get her dear little nose all ready," cried Charlie, 

whisking away the pillow as the other boys danced about the sofa 

in true Fiji style. 

 

It was a dreadful moment, for Rose could not run away she could 

only grasp her precious nose with one hand and extend the other, 

crying distractedly 

 

"O uncle, save me, save me!" 

 

Of course he saved her; and when she was securely barricaded by 

his strong arm, she confessed her folly in such humiliation of 

spirit, that the lads, after a good laugh at her, decided to forgive 

her and lay all the blame on the tempter, Ariadne. Even Dr. Alec 

relented so far as to propose two gold rings for the ears instead of 

one copper one for the nose; a proceeding which proved that if 

Rose had all the weakness of her sex for jewellery, he had all the 

inconsistency of his in giving a pretty penitent exactly what she 

wanted, spite of his better judgment. 


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