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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?

ladies tried his patience sorely, by constant warnings, complaints 

and counsels. Aunt Myra was an especial trial, and he always 

turned contrary the moment she began to talk. He could not help it, 

and often laughed about it with comic frankness. Here now was a 

sample of it, for he had just been thinking that Rose had better 

defer her run till the wind went down and the sun was warmer. But 

Aunt Myra spoke, and he could not resist the temptation to make 

light of her advice, and let Rose brave the cold. He had no fear of 

its harming her, for she went out every day, and it was a great 

satisfaction to him to see her run down the avenue a minute 

afterward, with her skates on her arm, looking like a rosy-faced 

Esquimaux in her seal-skin suit, as she smiled at Aunt Myra 

stalking along as solemnly as a crow. 

 

"I hope the child won't stay out long, for this wind is enough to 

chill the marrow in younger bones than Myra's," thought Dr. Alec, 

half an hour later, as he drove toward the city to see the few 

patients he had consented to take for old acquaintance' sake. 

 

The thought returned several times that morning, for it was truly a 

bitter day, and, in spite of his bear-skin coat, the Doctor shivered. 

But he had great faith in Rose's good sense, and it never occurred 

to him that she was making a little Casabianca of herself, with the 

difference of freezing instead of burning at her post. 

 

You see, Mac had made an appointment to meet her at a certain 

spot, and have a grand skating bout as soon as the few lessons he 

was allowed were over. She had promised to wait for him, and did 


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