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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?

"Miss Rose was to come in directly." 

 

"All right; we'll bring her!" answered Archie, issuing some 

mysterious order, which was so promptly obeyed that, before Rose 

could get out of the carriage, the boys had caught hold of the pole 

and rattled her out of the barn, round the oval and up to the front 

door with a cheer that brought two caps to an upper window, and 

caused Debby to cry aloud from the back porch 

 

"Them harum-scarum boys will certainly be the death of that 

delicate little creter!" 

 

But the "delicate little creter" seemed all the better for her trip, and 

ran up the steps looking rosy, gay, and dishevelled, to be received 

with lamentation by Aunt Plenty, who begged her to go and lie 

down at once. 

 

"Oh, please don't! We have come to tea with our cousin, and we'll 

be as good as gold if you'll let us stay, auntie," clamoured the boys, 

who not only approved of "our cousin" but had no mind to lose 

their tea, for Aunt Plenty's name but feebly expressed her bountiful 

nature. 

 

"Well, dears, you can; only be quiet, and let Rose go and take her 

iron and be made tidy, and then we will see what we can find for 

supper," said the old lady as she trotted away, followed by a volley 

of directions for the approaching feast. 

 

"Marmalade for me, auntie." 

 

"Plenty of plum-cake, please." 

 

"Tell Debby to trot out the baked pears." 

 

"I'm your man for lemon-pie, ma'am." 

 

"Do have fritters; Rose will like 'em." 

 

"She'd rather have tarts, I know." 

 

When Rose came down, fifteen minutes later, with every curl 

smoothed and her most beruffled apron on, she found the boys 


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