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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?

better mind what you are about," answered Steve, without a ray of 

proper respect for his elder brother. 

 

"It is getting dark, and I must go, or mamma will be alarmed," said 

Ariadne, rising in sudden haste, though she hoped to be asked to 

remain to the nut-party. 

 

No one invited her; and all the while she was putting on her things 

and chatting to Rose the boys were telegraphing to one another the 

sad fact that someone ought to escort the young lady home. Not a 

boy felt heroic enough to cast himself into the breach, however; 

even polite Archie shirked the duty, saying to Charlie, as they 

quietly slipped into an adjoining room 

 

"I'm not going to do all the gallivanting. Let Steve take that chit 

home and show his manners." 

 

"I'll be hanged if I do!" answered Prince, who disliked Miss Blish 

because she tried to be coquettish with him. 

 

"Then I will," and, to the dismay of both recreant lads, Dr. Alec 

walked out of the room to offer his services to the "chit." 

 

He was too late, however, for Mac, obeying a look from Rose, had 

already made a victim of himself, and trudged meekly away, 

wishing the gentle Ariadne at the bottom of the Red Sea. 

 

"Then I will take this lady down to tea, as the other one has found 

a gentleman to go home with her. I see the lamps are lighted 

below, and I smell a smell which tells me that auntie has 

something extra nice for us to-night." 

 

As he spoke, Dr. Alec was preparing to carry Rose downstairs as 

usual; but Archie and Prince rushed forward, begging with penitent 

eagerness for the honour of carrying her in an arm-chair. Rose 


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