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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?

such fun to howl after you," said Will and Geordie, rolling out 

from under the sofa in a promiscuous heap. 

 

"You are getting altogether too strong-minded, Rose; most girls 

would have been in a jolly twitter to see this old fellow waggling 

his finger at them," complained Charlie, squeezing out from his 

tight quarters, dusty and disgusted. 

 

"I'm used to your pranks now, so I'm always on the watch and 

prepared. But I won't have Brother Bones made fun of. I know 

uncle wouldn't like it, so please don't," began Rose just as Dr. Alec 

came in, and, seeing the state of the case at a glance, he said 

quietly 

 

"Hear how I got that skeleton, and then I'm sure you will treat it 

with respect." 

 

The boys settled down at once on any article of furniture that was 

nearest and listened dutifully. 

 

"Years ago, when I was in the hospital, a poor fellow was brought 

there with a rare and very painful disease. There was no hope for 

him, but we did our best, and he was so grateful that when he died 

he left us his body that we might discover the mysteries of his 

complaint, and so be able to help others afflicted in the same way. 

It did do good, and his brave patience made us remember him long 

after he was gone. He thought I had been kind to him, and said to a 

fellow-student of mine, 'Tell the Doctor I lave him me bones, for 

I've nothing else in the wide world, and I'll nos be wanting 'em at 

all, at all, when the great pain hat kilt me entirely.' So that is how 

they came to be mine, and why I've kept them carefully, for, 

though only a poor, ignorant fellow, Mike Nolan did what he could 


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