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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?

weather and brisk locomotion. Take a turn, Rosy, and let me see 

all its beauties and advantages." 

 

Rose tried to walk off with her usual free tread, but the under-skirt 

got in her way, the over-skirt was so tight she could not take a long 

step, and her boots made it impossible to carry herself perfectly 

erect. 

 

"I haven't got used to it yet," she said, petulantly, kicking at her 

train, as she turned to toddle back again. 

 

"Suppose a mad dog or a runaway horse was after you, could you 

get out of the way without upsetting, Colonel," asked the Doctor, 

with a twinkle in the eyes that were fixed on the rakish hat. 

 

"Don't think I could, but I'll try," and Rose made a rush across the 

room. Her boot-heels caught on a rug, several strings broke, her 

hat tipped over her eyes, and she plunged promiscuously into a 

chair, where she sat laughing so infectiously that all but Mrs. Clara 

joined in her mirth. 

 

"I should say that a walking suit in which one could not walk, and 

a winter suit which exposes the throat, head, and feet to cold and 

damp, was rather a failure, Clara, especially as it has no beauty to 

reconcile one to its utter unfitness," said Dr. Alec, as he helped 

Rose undo her veil, adding, in a low tone, "Nice thing for the eyes; 

you'll soon see spots when it's off as well as when it's on, and, by 

and by, be a case for an oculist." 

 

"No beauty!" cried Mrs. Clara, warmly, "Now, that is just a man's 

blindness. This is the best of silk and camel's hair, real ostrich 

feathers, and an expensive ermine muff. What could be in better 

taste, or more proper for a young girl?" 


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