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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?

quite unconscious of the deeply-laid plots all about him. 

 

"One more round and then we will," answered the Prince, who had 

now baited his trap anew. 

 

Just as the question came to Rose, Jamie's voice was heard in the 

hall, crying distressfully, "Oh, come quick, quick!" Rose started 

up, missed the question, and was greeted with a general cry of 

"Forfeit! forfeit!" in which the little traitor came to join. 

 

"Now I've got her," thought the young rascal, exulting in his 

fun-loving soul. 

 

"Now I'm lost," thought Rose, as she gave up her pin-cushion with 

a sternly defiant look that would have daunted anyone but the 

reckless Prince. In fact, it made even him think twice, and resolve 

to "let Rose off easy,'' she had been so clever. 

 

"Here's a very pretty pawn, and what shall be done to redeem it?" 

asked Steve, holding the pin-cushion over Charlie's head, for he 

had insisted on being judge, and kept that for the last. 

 

"Fine or superfine?" 

 

"Super." 

 

"Hum, well, she shall take old Mac under the mistletoe, and kiss 

him prettily. Won't he be mad, though?" and this bad boy chuckled 

over the discomfort he had caused two harmless beings. 

 

There was an impressive pause among the young folks in their 

corner, for they all knew that Mac would "be mad," since he hated 

nonsense of this sort, and had gone to talk with the elders when the 

game began. At this moment he was standing before the fire, 

listening to a discussion between his uncles and his father, looking 

as wise as a young owl, and blissfully unconscious of the plots 


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