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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?

them, I really don't know what to ask for." 

 

Phebe clapped her hands as she skipped off the bed and ran to the 

door, saying merrily, "One of them is for your feet, anyway. I don't 

know what you'll say to the other, but I think it's elegant." 

 

So did Rose, when a shining pair of skates and a fine sled 

appeared. 

 

"Uncle sent those; I know he did; and, now I see them, I remember 

that I did want to skate and coast. Isn't it a beauty? See! they fit 

nicely," and, sitting on the new sled, Rose tried a skate on her little 

bare foot, while Phebe stood by admiring the pretty tableau. 

 

"Now we must hurry and get dressed, for there is a deal to do 

to-day, and I want to get through in time to try my sled before 

dinner." 

 

"Gracious me, and I ought to be dusting my parlors this blessed 

minute!" and mistress and maid separated with such happy faces 

that anyone would have known what day it was without being told. 

 

"Birnam Wood has come to Dunsinane, Rosy," said Dr. Alec, as he 

left the breakfast table to open the door for a procession of holly, 

hemlock, and cedar boughs that came marching up the steps. 

 

Snowballs and "Merry Christmases!" flew about pretty briskly for 

several minutes; then all fell to work trimming the old house, for 

the family always dined together there on that day. 

 

"I rode miles and mileses, as Ben says, to get this fine bit, and I'm 

going to hang it there as the last touch to the rig-a-madooning," 

said Charlie, as he fastened a dull green branch to the chandelier in 

the front parlor. 


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