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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?

gallantly salute her fat cheek. 

 

How they all laughed at her astonishment, and how Fun's little 

black eyes twinkled over this exploit! Charlie put him up to it, and 

Charlie was so bent on catching Rose, that he laid all sorts of 

pitfalls for her, and bribed the other lads to help him. But Rose 

was wide-awake, and escaped all his snares, professing great 

contempt for such foolish customs. Poor Phebe did not fare so 

well, and Archie was the only one who took a base advantage of 

her as she stood innocently offering tea to Aunt Myra, whom she 

happened to meet just under the fatal bough. If his father's arrival 

had not rather upset him, I doubt if the dignified Chief would have 

done it, for he apologized at once in the handsomest manner, and 

caught the tray that nearly dropped from Phebe's hands. 

 

Jamie boldly invited all the ladies to come and salute him; and as 

for Uncle Jem, he behaved as if the entire room was a grove of 

mistletoe. Uncle Alec slyly laid a bit of it on Aunt Peace's cap, and 

then softly kissed her; which little joke seemed to please her very 

much, for she liked to have part in all the home pastimes, and Alec 

was her favourite nephew. 

 

Charlie alone failed to catch his shy bird, and the oftener she 

escaped the more determined he was to ensnare her. When every 

other wile had been tried in vain, he got Archie to propose a game 

with forfeits. 

 

"I understand that dodge," thought Rose, and was on her guard so 

carefully that not one among the pile soon collected belonged to 

her. 

 

"Now let us redeem them and play something else," said Will, 


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