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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?

to run at the first call for help of any sort, from any quarter. 

 

No need to tell how surprised and gratified she was at the 

invitation she received to teach the child the domestic arts which 

were her only accomplishments, nor to relate how energetically 

she set about her pleasant task. Dolly dared not grumble, for Miss 

Plenty was the one person whom she obeyed, and Phebe openly 

rejoiced, for these new lessons brought Rose nearer to her, and 

glorified the kitchen in the good girl's eyes. 

 

To tell the truth, the elder aunts had sometimes felt that they did 

not have quite their share of the little niece who had won their 

hearts long ago, and was the sunshine of the house. They talked it 

over together sometimes, but always ended by saying that as Alec 

had all the responsibility, he should have the larger share of the 

dear girl's love and time, and they would be contented with such 

crumbs of comfort as they could get. 

 

Dr. Alec had found out this little secret, and, after reproaching 

himself for being blind and selfish, was trying to devise some way 

of mending matters without troubling anyone, when Rose's new 

whim suggested an excellent method of weaning her a little from 

himself. He did not know how fond he was of her till he gave her 

up to the new teacher, and often could not resist peeping in at the 

door to see how she got on, or stealing sly looks through the slide 

when she was deep in dough, or listening intently to some 

impressive lecture from Aunt Plenty. They caught him at it now 


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