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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?

should be able to do it alone. Dolly let one splendid batch burn up 

because I forgot it. She was there and smelt it, but never did a 

thing, for she said, when I undertook to bake bread I must give my 

whole mind to it. Wasn't it hard? She might have called me at 

least," said Rose, recollecting, with a sigh, the anguish of that 

moment. 

 

"She meant you should learn by experience, as Rosamond did in 

that little affair of the purple jar, you remember." 

 

"I always thought it very unfair in her mother not to warn the poor 

thing a little bit; and she was regularly mean when Rosamond 

asked for a bowl to put the purple stuff in, and she said, in such a 

provoking way, 'I did not agree to lend you a bowl, but I will, my 

dear.' Ugh! I always want to shake that hateful woman, though she 

was a moral mamma." 

 

"Never mind her now, but tell me all about my loaf," said Dr. Alec, 

much amused at Rose's burst of indignation. 

 

"There's nothing to tell, uncle, except that I did my best, gave my 

mind to it, and sat watching over it all the while it was in the oven 

till I was quite baked myself. Everything went right this time, and 

it came out a nice, round, crusty loaf, as you see. Now taste it, and 

tell me if it is good as well as handsome." 

 

"Must I cut it? Can't I put it under a glass cover and keep it in the 

parlor as they do wax flowers and fine works of that sort?" 

 

"What an idea, uncle! It would mould and be spoilt. Besides, 

people would laugh at us, and make fun of my old-fashioned 

accomplishment. You promised to eat it, and you must; not all at 


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