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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do

so with a faithfulness that cost her dear, because Mac forgot his 

appointment when the lessons were done, and became absorbed in 

a chemical experiment, till a general combustion of gases drove 

him out of his laboratory. Then he suddenly remembered Rose, 

and would gladly have hurried away to her, but his mother forbade 

his going out, for the sharp wind would hurt his eyes. 


"She will wait and wait, mother, for she always keeps her word, 

and I told her to hold on till I came," explained Mac, with visions 

of a shivering little figure watching on the windy hill-top. 


"Of course, your uncle won't let her go out such a day as this. If he 

does, she will have the sense to come here for you, or to go home 

again when you don't appear," said Aunt Jane, returning to her 

"Watts on the Mind." 


"I wish Steve would just cut up and see if she's there, since I can't 

go," began Mac, anxiously. 


"Steve won't stir a peg, thank you. He's got his own toes to thaw 

out, and wants his dinner," answered Dandy, just in from school, 

and wrestling impatiently with his boots. 


So Mac resigned himself, and Rose waited dutifully till 

dinner-time assured her that her waiting was in vain. She had done 

her best to keep warm, had skated till she was tired and hot, then 

stood watching others till she was chilled; tried to get up a glow 

again by trotting up and down the road, but failed to do so, and 

finally cuddled disconsolately under a pine-tree to wait and watch. 

When she at length started for home, she was benumbed with cold, 

and could hardly make her way against the wind that buffeted the 

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