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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?

 

There was very little to see, however, only a pretty Gabrielle dress, 

of a soft warm shade of brown, coming to the tops of a trim pair of 

boots with low heels. A seal-skin sack, cap, and mittens, with a 

glimpse of scarlet at the throat, and the pretty curls tied up with a 

bright velvet of the same colour, completed the external 

adornment, making her look like a robin redbreast wintry, yet 

warm. 

 

"How do you like it, Rosy?" asked the Doctor, feeling that her 

opinion was more important to the success of his new idea than 

that of all the aunts on the hill. 

 

"I feel very odd and light, but I'm warm as a toast, and nothing 

seems to be in my way," answered Rose, with a skip which 

displayed shapely gaiters on legs that now might be as free and 

active as a boy's under the modest skirts of the girl. 

 

"You can run away from the mad dogs, and walk off at a smart 

pace without tumbling on your nose, now, I fancy?" 

 

"Yes, uncle! suppose the dog coming, I just hop over a wall so and 

when I walk of a cold day, I go like this " 

 

Entering fully into the spirit of the thing, Rose swung herself over 

the high back of the sofa as easily as one of her cousins, and then 

went down the long hall as if her stout boots were related to the 

famous seven-leaguers. 

 

"There! you see how it will be; dress her in that boyish way and 

she will act like a boy. I do hate all these inventions of 

strong-minded women!" exclaimed Mrs. Clara, as Rose came back 

at a run. 

 

"Ah, but you see some of these sensible inventions come from the 

brain of a fashionable modiste, who will make you more lovely, or 


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