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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?

seeing Aunt Plenty bending over her, put out her arms like a sick 

child, saying wearily 

 

"Please, could I go to bed?" 

 

"The best place for you, deary. Take her right up, Alec; I've got the 

hot water ready, and after a nice bath, she shall have a cup of my 

sage tea, and be rolled up in blankets to sleep off her cold," 

answered the old lady, cheerily, as she bustled away to give orders. 

 

"Are you in pain, darling?" asked Uncle Alec, as he carried her up. 

 

"My side aches when I breathe, and I feel stiff and queer; but it 

isn't bad, so don't be troubled, uncle," whispered Rose, with a little 

hot hand against his cheek. 

 

But the poor doctor did look troubled, and had cause to do so, for 

just then Rose tried to laugh at Dolly charging into the room with a 

warming-pan, but could not, for the sharp pain took her breath 

away and made her cry out. 

 

"Pleurisy," sighed Aunt Plenty, from the depths of the bath-tub. 

 

"Pewmonia!" groaned Dolly, burrowing among the bedclothes with 

the long-handled pan, as if bent on fishing up that treacherous 

disease. 

 

"Oh, is it bad?" asked Phebe, nearly dropping a pail of hot water in 

her dismay, for she knew nothing of sickness, and Dolly's 

suggestion had a peculiarly dreadful sound to her. 

 

"Hush!" ordered the Doctor, in a tone that silenced all further 

predictions, and made everyone work with a will. 

 

"Make her as comfortable as you can, and when she is in her little 

bed I'll come and say good-night," he added, when the bath was 

ready and the blankets browning nicely before the fire. 


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