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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, in her heart Miss Blish thought Rose "a stuck-up puss," but 

the other girls wanted to know her and couldn't, the old house was 

a charming place to visit, the lads were considered fine fellows, 

and the Campbells "are one of our first families," mamma said. So 

Ariadne concealed her vexation at Rose's coolness, and changed 

the subject as fast as possible. 

 

"Studying French, I see; who is your teacher?" she asked, flitting 

over the leaves of "Paul and Virginia," that lay on the table. 

 

"I don't study it, for I read French as well as English, and uncle and 

I often speak it for hours. He talks like a native, and says I have a 

remarkably good accent." 

 

Rose really could not help this small display of superiority, for 

French was one of her strong points, and she was vain of it, though 

she usually managed to hide this weakness. She felt that Ariadne 

would be the better for a little crushing, and could not resist the 

temptation to patronise in her turn. 

 

"Oh, indeed!" said Miss Blish, rather blankly, for French was not 

her strong point by any means. 

 

"I am to go abroad with uncle in a year or two, and he knows how 

important it is to understand the languages. Half the girls who 

leave school can't speak decent French, and when they go abroad 

they are so mortified. I shall be very glad to help you, if you like, 

for, of course, you have no one to talk with at home." 

 

Now Ariadne, though she looked like a wax doll, had feelings 

within her instead of sawdust, and these feelings were hurt by 

Rose's lofty tone. She thought her more "stuck up" than ever, but 


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