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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?

Clara was saying, with an air of great satisfaction. 

 

"She does look like a fashionable young lady, but somehow I miss 

my little Rose, for children dressed like children in my day," 

answered Aunt Plenty, peering through her glasses with a troubled 

look, for she could not imagine the creature before her ever sitting 

in her lap, running to wait upon her, or making the house gay with 

a child's blithe presence. 

 

"Things have changed since your day, Aunt, and it takes time to 

get used to new ways. But you, Jessie, surely like this costume 

better than the dowdy things Rose has been wearing all summer. 

Now, be honest, and own you do," said Mrs. Clara, bent on being 

praised for her work. 

 

"Well, dear to be quite honest, then, I think it is frightful," 

answered Mrs. Jessie, with a candour that caused revolving Rose 

to stop in dismay. 

 

"Hear, hear," cried a deep voice, and with a general start the ladies 

became aware that the enemy was among them. 

 

Rose blushed up to her hat brim, and stood, looking, as she felt, 

like a fool, while Mrs. Clara hastened to explain. 

 

"Of course, I don't expect you to like it, Alec, but I don't consider 

you a judge of what is proper and becoming for a young lady. 

Therefore, I have taken the liberty of providing a pretty street suit 

for Rose. She need not wear it if you object, for I know we 

promised to let you do what you liked with the poor dear for a 

year." 

 

"It is a street costume, is it?" asked the Doctor, mildly. "Do you 

know, I never should have guessed that it was meant for winter 


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