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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?

prick of remorse for even thinking that Aunt Plenty was a 

commonplace old lady. 

 

"Yes, if you don't despise such simple lessons as she can give. I 

know it would fill her dear old heart with pride and pleasure to 

feel that anyone cared to learn of her, for she fancies her day gone 

by. Let her teach you how to be what she has been a skilful, frugal, 

cheerful housewife; the maker and the keeper of a happy home, 

and by and by you will see what a valuable lesson it is." 

 

"I will, uncle. But how shall I begin?" 

 

"I'll speak to her about it, and she will make it all right with Dolly, 

for cooking is one of the main things, you know." 

 

"So it is! I don't mind that a bit, for I like to mess, and used to try 

at home; but I had no one to tell me, so I never did much but spoil 

my aprons. Pies are great fun, only Dolly is so cross, I don't believe 

she will ever let me do a thing in the kitchen." 

 

"Then we'll cook in the parlour. I fancy Aunt Plenty will manage 

her, so don't be troubled. Only mind this, I'd rather you learned 

how to make good bread than the best pies ever baked. When you 

bring me a handsome, wholesome loaf, entirely made by yourself, 

I shall be more pleased than if you offered me a pair of slippers 

embroidered in the very latest style. I don't wish to bribe you, but 

I'll give you my heartiest kiss, and promise to eat every crumb of 

the loaf myself." 

 

"It's a bargain! it's a bargain! Come and tell aunty all about it, for 

I'm in a hurry to begin," cried Rose, dancing before him toward the 

parlor, where Miss Plenty sat alone knitting contentedly, yet ready 


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