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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?

that, his yellow face and beady eyes made a curious contrast to the 

blonde Campbells all about him. Will called him the "Typhoon," 

meaning Tycoon, and the name stuck to him to his great disgust. 

 

Aunt Peace was brought down and set in the chair of state at table, 

for she never failed to join the family on this day, and sat smiling 

at them all, "like an embodiment of Peace on earth," Uncle Alec 

said, as he took his place beside her, while Uncle Mac supported 

Aunt Plenty at the other end. 

 

"I ate hardly any breakfast, and I've done everything I know to 

make myself extra hungry, but I really don't think I can eat straight 

through, unless I burst my buttons off," whispered Geordie to Will, 

as he surveyed the bounteous stores before him with a hopeless 

sigh. 

 

"A fellow never knows what he can do till he tries," answered 

Will, attacking his heaped-up plate with an evident intention of 

doing his duty like a man. 

 

Everybody knows what a Christmas dinner is, so we need waste no 

words in describing this one, but hasten at once to tell what 

happened at the end of it. The end, by the way, was so long in 

coming that the gas was lighted before dessert was over, for a 

snow flurry had come on and the wintry daylight faded fast. But 

that only made it all the jollier in the warm, bright rooms, full of 

happy souls. Everyone was very merry, but Archie seemed 

particularly uplifted so much so, that Charlie confided to Rose that 

he was afraid the Chief had been at the decanters. 

 

Rose indignantly denied the insinuation, for when healths were 

drunk in the good old-fashioned way to suit the elders, she had 


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