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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?

 

"Who does it belong to?" put in Steve. 

 

Archie and the Prince stared at one another rather blankly for a 

minute, then Archie answered with a twinkle of the eye that made 

Charlie explode again 

 

"To Grandfather Campbell." 

 

This was a poser, and they gave up the puzzle, though Jamie 

confided to Rose that he did not think he could live till Monday 

without knowing what this remarkable thing was. 

 

Soon after tea the Clan departed, singing "All the blue bonnets are 

over the border," at the tops of their voices. 

 

"Well, dear, how do you like your cousins?" asked Aunt Plenty, as 

the last pony frisked round the corner and the din died away. 

 

"Pretty well, ma'am; but I like Phebe better." An answer which 

caused Aunt Plenty to hold up her hands in despair and trot away 

to tell sister Peace that she never should understand that child, and 

it was a mercy Alec was coming soon to take the responsibility off 

their hands. 

 

Fatigued by the unusual exertions of the afternoon, Rose curled 

herself up in the sofa corner to rest and think about the great 

mystery, little guessing that she was to know it first of all. 

 

Right in the middle of her meditations she fell asleep and dreamed 

she was at home again in her own little bed. She seemed to wake 

and see her father bending over her; to hear him say, "My little 

Rose"; to answer, "Yes, papa"; and then to feel him take her in his 

arms and kiss her tenderly. So sweet, so real was the dream, that 

she started up with a cry of joy to find herself in the arms of a 

brown, bearded man, who held her close, and whispered in a voice 


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