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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?

 

"Hullo! what new game is this?" 

 

Rose explained, Mac gave a long whistle of surprise, and then took 

a promenade round the skeleton, observing gravely 

 

"Brother Bones looks very jolly, but I can't say much for his 

beauty." 

 

"You mustn't make fun of him, for he's a good old fellow, and 

you'd be just as ugly if your flesh was off," said Rose, defending 

her new friend with warmth. 

 

"I dare say, so I'll keep my flesh on, thank you. You are so busy 

you can't read to a fellow, I suppose?" asked Mac, whose eyes 

were better, but still too weak for books. 

 

"Don't you want to come and join my class? Uncle explains it all to 

us, and you can take a look at the plates as they come along. We'll 

give up bones today and have eyes instead; that will be more 

interesting to you," added Rose, seeing no ardent thirst for 

physiological information in his face. 

 

"Rose, we must not fly about from one thing to another in this 

way," began Dr. Alec, but she whispered quickly, with a nod 

towards Mac, whose goggles were turned wistfully in the direction 

of the forbidden books 

 

"He's blue to-day, and we must amuse him; give a little lecture on 

eyes, and it will do him good. No matter about me, uncle." 

 

"Very well; the class will please be seated," and the Doctor gave a 

sounding rap on the table. 

 

"Come, sit by me, dear, then we can both see the pictures; and if 

your head gets tired you can lie down," said Rose, generously 

opening her little college to a brother, and kindly providing for the 

weaknesses that all humanity is subject to. 


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