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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?

half thank you for being so good to my girl, but she will, because I 

know she is going to make a woman to be proud of, she's so strong 

and true, and loving." 

 

"Bless your dear heart, I haven't begun to do anything yet, more 

shame to me! But I'm going at it now, and as soon as she gets on a 

bit, she shall go to school as long as she likes. How will that do for 

a beginning?" 

 

"It will be 'just heavenly,' as Phebe says, for it is the wish of her 

life to 'get lots of schooling,' and she will be too happy when I tell 

her. May I, please? it will be so lovely to see the dear thing open 

her big eyes and clap her hands at the splendid news." 

 

"No one shall have a finger in this nice little pie; you shall do it all 

yourself, only don't go too fast, or make too many castles in the air, 

my dear; for time and patience must go into this pie of ours if it is 

to turn out well." 

 

"Yes, uncle, only when it is opened won't 'the birds begin to sing?"' 

laughed Rose, taking a turn about the room as a vent for the joyful 

emotions that made her eyes shine. All of a sudden she stopped 

and asked soberly 

 

"If Phebe goes to school who will do her work? I'm willing, if I 

can." 

 

"Come here and I'll tell you a secret. Dolly's 'bones' are getting so 

troublesome, and her dear old temper so bad, that the aunts have 

decided to pension her off and let her go and live with her 

daughter, who has married very well. I saw her this week, and 

she'd like to have her mother come, so in the spring we shall have 

a grand change, and get a new cook and chamber-girl if any can be 


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