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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?

made her clap her hands and laugh as she had not done for weeks. 

 

"How is that, my lassie?" asked the Prince, coming up all flushed 

and breathless when the ballet was over. 

 

"It was splendid! I never went to the theatre but once, and the 

dancing was not half so pretty as this. What clever boys you must 

be!" said Rose, smiling upon her kinsmen like a little queen upon 

her subjects. 

 

"Ah, we're a fine lot, and that is only the beginning of our larks. 

We haven't got the pipes here or we'd 

 

'Sing for you, play for you 

A dulcy melody."' 

 

answered Charlie, looking much elated at her praise. 

 

"I did not know we were Scotch; papa never said anything about it, 

or seemed to care about Scotland, except to have me sing the old 

ballads," said Rose, beginning to feel as if she had left America 

behind her somewhere. 

 

"Neither did we till lately. We've been reading Scott's novels, and 

all of a sudden we remembered that our grandfather was a 

Scotchman. So we hunted up the old stories, got a bagpipe, put on 

our plaids, and went in, heart and soul, for the glory of the Clan. 

We've been at it some time now, and it's great fun. Our people like 

it, and I think we are a pretty canny set." 

 

Archie said this from the other coach-step, where he had perched, 

while the rest climbed up before and behind to join in the chat as 

they rested. 

 

"I'm Fitzjames and he's Roderick Dhu, and we'll give you the 

broadsword combat some day. It's a great thing, you'd better 

believe," added the Prince. 

 

"Yes, and you should hear Steve play the pipes. He makes 'em skirl 


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