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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?

once, but as soon as you can, so I can make you some more." 

 

Dr. Alec solemnly cut off his favourite crusty slice, and solemnly 

ate it; then wiped his lips, and brushing back Rose's hair, solemnly 

kissed her on the forehead, saying, heartily 

 

"My dear, it is perfect bread, and you are an honour to your 

teacher. When we have our model school I shall offer a prize for 

the best bread, and you will get it." 

 

"I've got it already, and I'm quite satisfied," said Rose, slipping into 

her seat, and trying to hide her right hand which had a burn on it. 

 

But Dr. Alec saw it, guessed how it came there, and after tea 

insisted on easing the pain which she would hardly confess. 

 

"Aunt Clara says I am spoiling my hands, but I don't care, for I've 

had such good times with Aunt Plenty, and I think she has enjoyed 

it as much as I have. Only one thing troubles me, uncle, and I want 

to ask you about it," said Rose, as they paced up and down the hall 

in the twilight, the bandaged hand very carefully laid on Dr. Alec's 

arm. 

 

"More little confidences? I like them immensely, so tell away, my 

dear." 

 

"Well, you see I feel as if Aunt Peace would like to do something 

for me, and I've found out what it can be. You know she can't go 

about like Aunty Plen, and we are so busy nowadays that she is 

rather lonely, I'm afraid. So I want to take lessons in sewing of her. 

She works so beautifully, and it is a useful thing, you know, and I 

ought to be a good needlewoman as well as housekeeper, oughtn't 

I?" 

 

"Bless your kind little heart, that is what I was thinking of the 


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