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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?

couldn't manage it till to-day. So glad you are alone, for mamma 

said I could sit awhile, and I brought my lace-work to show you, 

for it's perfectly lovely." cried Miss Blish, greeting Rose with a 

kiss, which was not very warmly returned, though Rose politely 

thanked her for coming, and bid Phebe roll up the easy chair. 

 

"How nice to have a maid!" said Ariadne, as she settled herself 

with much commotion. "Still, dear, you must be very lonely, and 

feel the need of a bosom friend." 

 

"I have my cousins," began Rose, with dignity, for her visitor's 

patronising manner ruffled her temper. 

 

"Gracious, child! you don't make friends of those great boys, do 

you? Mamma says she really doesn't think it's proper for you to be 

with them so much." 

 

"They are like brothers, and my aunts do think it's proper," replied 

Rose, rather sharply, for it struck her that this was none of Miss 

Blish's business. 

 

"I was merely going to say I should be glad to have you for my 

bosom friend, for Hatty Mason and I have had an awful quarrel, 

and don't speak. She is too mean to live, so I gave her up. Just 

think, she never paid back one of the caramels I've given her, and 

never invited me to her party. I could have forgiven the caramels, 

but to be left out in that rude way was more than I could bear, and 

I told her never to look at me again as long as she lived." 

 

"You are very kind, but I don't think I want a bosom friend, thank 

you," said Rose, as Ariadne stopped to bridle and shake her flaxen 

head over the delinquent Hatty Mason. 


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