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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?

like a good one," cried Will from the box, eager to air the 

accomplishments of his race. 

 

"Mac's the fellow to hunt up the old stories and tell us how to dress 

right, and pick out rousing bits for us to speak and sing," put in 

Geordie, saying a good word for the absent Worm. 

 

"And what do you and Will do?" asked Rose of Jamie, who sat 

beside her as if bound to keep her in sight till the promised gift had 

been handed over. 

 

"Oh, I'm the little foot-page, and do errands, and Will and Geordie 

are the troops when we march, and the stags when we hunt, and 

the traitors when we want to cut any heads off." 

 

"They are very obliging, I'm sure," said Rose, whereat the "utility 

men" beamed with modest pride and resolved to enact Wallace 

and Montrose as soon as possible for their cousin's special benefit. 

 

"Let's have a game of tag," cried the Prince, swinging himself up to 

a beam with a sounding slap on Stevie's shoulder. 

 

Regardless of his gloves, Dandy tore after him, and the rest 

swarmed in every direction as if bent on breaking their necks and 

dislocating their joints as rapidly as possible. 

 

It was a new and astonishing spectacle to Rose, fresh from a prim 

boarding-school, and she watched the active lads with breathless 

interest, thinking their antics far superior to those of Mops, the 

dear departed monkey. 

 

Will had just covered himself with glory by pitching off a high loft 

head first and coming up all right, when Phebe appeared with a 

cloak, hood, and rubbers, also a message from Aunt Plenty that 


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