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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?

what you value more 'stylish' outside and comfortable within. Mrs. 

Van Tassel has been to Madame Stone, and is wearing a full suit 

of this sort. Van himself told me, when I asked how she was, that 

she had given up lying on the sofa, and was going about in a most 

astonishing way, considering her feeble health." 

 

"You don't say so! Let me see that book a moment," and Aunt 

Clara examined the new patterns with a more respectful air, for if 

the elegant Mrs. Van Tassel wore these "dreadful things" it would 

never do to be left behind, in spite of her prejudices. 

 

Dr. Alec looked at Mrs. Jessie, and both smiled, for "little Mum" 

had been in the secret, and enjoyed it mightily. 

 

"I thought that would settle it," he said with a nod. 

 

"I didn't wait for Mrs. Van to lead the way, and for once in my life 

I have adopted a new fashion before Clara. My freedom suit is 

ordered, and you may see me playing tag with Rose and the boys 

before long," answered Mrs. Jessie, nodding back at him. 

 

Meantime Aunt Plenty was examining Rose's costume, for the hat 

and sack were off, and the girl was eagerly explaining the new 

under-garments. 

 

"See, auntie, all nice scarlet flannel, and a gay little petticoat, and 

long stockings, oh, so warm! Phebe and I nearly died laughing 

when I put this rig on, but I like it ever so much. The dress is so 

comfortable, and doesn't need any belt or sash, and I can sit 

without rumpling any trimming, that's such a comfort! I like to be 

tidy, and so, when I wear fussed-up things, I'm thinking of my 


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