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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?

frost-bitten rose most unmercifully. 

 

Dr. Alec was basking in the warmth of the study fire, after his 

drive, when the sound of a stifled sob made him hurry to the door 

and look anxiously into the hall. Rose lay in a shivering bunch 

near the register, with her things half off, wringing her hands, and 

trying not to cry with the pain returning warmth brought to her 

half-frozen fingers. 

 

"My darling, what is it?" and Uncle Alec had her in his arms in a 

minute. 

 

"Mac didn't come I can't get warm the fire makes me ache!" and 

with a long shiver Rose burst out crying, while her teeth chattered, 

and her poor little nose was so blue, it made one's heart ache to see 

it. 

 

In less time than it takes to tell it, Dr. Alec had her on the sofa 

rolled up in the bear-skin coat, with Phebe rubbing her cold feet 

while he rubbed the aching hands, and Aunt Plenty made a 

comfortable hot drink, and Aunt Peace sent down her own 

foot-warmer and embroidered blanket "for the dear." 

 

Full of remorseful tenderness, Uncle Alec worked over his new 

patient till she declared she was all right again. He would not let 

her get up to dinner, but fed her himself, and then forgot his own 

while he sat watching her fall into a drowse, for Aunt Plenty's 

cordial made her sleepy. 

 

She lay so several hours for the drowse deepened into a heavy 

sleep, and Uncle Alec, still at his post, saw with growing anxiety 

that a feverish colour began to burn in her cheeks, that her 

breathing was quick and uneven, and now and then she gave a 

little moan, as if in pain. Suddenly she woke up with a start, and 


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