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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?

other day when Aunt Peace said she saw you very seldom now, 

you were so busy I wanted to speak of it, but fancied you had as 

much on your hands as you could manage. It would delight the 

dear woman to teach you all her delicate handicraft, especially 

button-holes, for I believe that is where young ladies fail; at least, 

I've heard them say so. So, do you devote your mind to 

button-holes; make 'em all over my clothes if you want something 

to practice on. I'll wear any quantity." 

 

Rose laughed at this reckless offer, but promised to attend to that 

important branch, though she confessed that darning was her weak 

point. Whereupon Uncle Alec engaged to supply her with socks in 

all stages of dilapidation, and to have a new set at once, so that she 

could run the heels for him as a pleasant beginning. 

 

Then they went up to make their request in due form, to the great 

delight of gentle Aunt Peace, who got quite excited with the fun 

that went on while they would yarn, looked up darning needles, 

and fitted out a nice little mending basket for her pupil. 

 

Very busy and very happy were Rose's days now, for in the 

morning she went about the house with Aunt Plenty attending to 

linen-closets and store-rooms, pickling and preserving, exploring 

garret and cellar to see that all was right, and learning, in the good 

old-fashioned manner, to look well after the ways of the 

household. 

 

In the afternoon, after her walk or drive, she sat with Aunt Peace 

plying her needle, while Aunt Plenty, whose eyes were failing, 

knitted and chatted briskly, telling many a pleasant story of old 


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