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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?

queer, and that's why I hide 'em; but I don't mind since you've 

found me out, and I ain't a bit ashamed except of being so 

backward at my age," said Phebe humbly, though her cheeks grew 

redder as she washed out some crooked capitals with a tear or two 

not yet dried upon the slate. 

 

"Laugh at you! I feel more like crying to think what a selfish girl I 

am, to have loads of books and things and never remember to give 

you some. Why didn't you come and ask me, and not go struggling 

along alone in this way? It was very wrong of you, Phebe, and I'll 

never forgive you if you do so again," answered Rose, with one 

hand on Phebe's shoulder, while the other gently turned the leaves 

of the poor little copy-book. 

 

"I didn't like to ask for anything more when you are so good to me 

all the time, miss, dear," began Phebe, looking up with grateful 

eyes. 

 

"O you proud thing! just as if it wasn't fun to give away, and I had 

the best of it. Now, see here, I've got a plan and you mustn't say no, 

or I shall scold. I want something to do, and I'm going to teach you 

all I know; it won't take long," and Rose laughed as she put her 

arm around Phebe's neck, and patted the smooth dark head with 

the kind little hand that so loved to give. 

 

"It would be just heavenly!" and Phebe's face shone at the mere 

idea; but fell again as she added wistfully, "Only I'm afraid I ought 

not to let you do it, Miss Rose. It will take time, and maybe the 

Doctor wouldn't like it." 

 

"He didn't want me to study much, but he never said a word about 

teaching, and I don't believe he will mind a bit. Anyway, we can 


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