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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?

mouth, as she remembered her retreat under the bed-cover. 

 

Feeling that he had been received with distinguished marks of 

attention, Steve strolled away with his topknot higher than ever, 

and Prince Charlie pranced across the room, saying in a free and 

easy tone 

 

"Mamma sent her love and hopes you will be well enough to come 

over for a day next week. It must be desperately dull here for a 

little thing like you." 

 

"I'm thirteen and a half, though I do look small," cried Rose, 

forgetting her shyness in indignation at this insult to her newly 

acquired teens. 

 

"Beg pardon, ma'am; never should have guessed it." And Charlie 

went off with a laugh, glad to have struck a spark out of his meek 

cousin. 

 

Geordie and Will came together, two sturdy eleven and twelve 

year olders, and, fixing their round blue eyes on Rose, fired off a 

question apiece, as if it was a shooting match and she the target. 

 

"Did you bring your monkey?" 

 

"No; he is dead." 

 

"Are you going to have a boat?" 

 

"I hope not." 

 

Here the two, with a right-about-face movement, abruptly marched 

away, and little Jamie demanded with childish frankness 

 

"Did you bring me anything nice?" 

 

"Yes, lots of candy," answered Rose, whereupon Jamie ascended 

into her lap with a sounding kiss and the announcement that he 

liked her very much. 

 

This proceeding rather startled Rose, for the other lads looked and 

laughed, and in her confusion she said hastily to the young usurper 

 

"Did you see the circus go by?" 

 

"When? Where?" cried all the boys in great excitement at once. 


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