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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do

worries, and with God's help, I'll settle them for you. That is what 

I'm here for, I believe, and it will be a great happiness to me if you 

can trust me." 


"We can, uncle, and we will!" both answered, with a heartiness 

that gratified him much. 


"Good! now school is dismissed, and I advise you to go and refresh 

your 600,000,000 air cells by a brisk run in the garden. Come 

again whenever you like, Mac, and we'll teach you all we can 

about your 'works,' as you call them, so you can keep them running 



"We'll come, sir, much obliged," and the class in physiology went 

out to walk. 


Mac did come again, glad to find something he could study in spite 

of his weak eyes, and learned much that was of more value than 

anything his school had ever taught him. 


Of course, the other lads made great fun of the whole thing, and 

plagued Dr. Alec's students half out of their lives. But they kept on 

persistently, and one day something happened which made the 

other fellows behave themselves for ever after. 


It was a holiday, and Rose up in her room thought she heard the 

voices of her cousins, so she ran down to welcome them, but found 

no one there. 


"Never mind, they will be here soon, and then we'll have a frolic," 

she said to herself, and thinking she had been mistaken she went 

into the study to wait. She was lounging over the table looking at a 

map when an odd noise caught her ear. A gentle tapping 

somewhere, and following the sound it seemed to come from the 

inside of the long case in which the skeleton lived when not 

professionally engaged. This case stood upright in a niche between 

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