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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?

say pajamas are for underwear, and Rose can have as pretty frocks 

as she likes outside. These two suits of flannel, each in one piece 

from head to foot, with a skirt or so hung on this easily-fitting 

waist, will keep the child warm without burdening her with belts, 

and gathers, and buckles, and bunches round the waist, and leave 

free the muscles that need plenty of room to work in. She shall 

never have the back-ache if I can help it, nor the long list of ills 

you dear women think you cannot escape." 

 

"I don't consider it modest, and I'm sure Rose will be shocked at 

it," began Mrs. Clara, but stopped suddenly, as Rose appeared in 

the doorway, not looking shocked a bit. 

 

"Come on, my hygienic model, and let us see you," said her uncle, 

with an approving glance, as she walked in, looking so 

mischievously merry, that it was evident she enjoyed the joke. 

 

"Well, I don't see anything remarkable. That is a neat, plain suit; 

the materials are good, and it's not unbecoming, if you want her to 

look like a little school-girl; but it has not a particle of style, and 

no one would ever give it a second glance," said Mrs. Clara, 

feeling that her last remark condemned the whole thing. 

 

"Exactly what I want," answered the provoking Doctor, rubbing his 

hands with a satisfied air. "Rosy looks now like what she is, a 

modest little girl, who does not want to be stared at. I think she 

would get a glance of approval, though, from people who like 

sense and simplicity rather than fuss and feathers. Revolve, my 

Hebe, and let me refresh my eyes by the sight of you." 


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