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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?

try it till he comes, so pack up your things and go right to my room 

and we'll begin this very day; I'd truly like to do it, and we'll have 

nice times, see if we don't!" cried Rose eagerly. 

 

It was a pretty sight to see Phebe bundle her humble outfit into her 

apron, and spring up as if the desire of her heart had suddenly been 

made a happy fact to her; it was a still prettier sight to see Rose 

run gaily on before, smiling like a good fairy as she beckoned to 

the other, singing as she went 

 

"The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, 

And many are the curious things I'll show you when you're there. 

Will you, will you walk in, Phebe dear?" 

 

"Oh, won't I!" answered Phebe fervently, adding, as they entered 

the Bower, "You are the dearest spider that ever was, and I'm the 

happiest fly." 

 

"I'm going to be very strict, so sit down in that chair and don't say a 

word till school is ready to open," ordered Rose, delighted with the 

prospect of such a useful and pleasant "something to do." 

 

So Phebe sat demurely in her place while her new teacher laid 

forth books and slates, a pretty inkstand and a little globe; hastily 

tore a bit off her big sponge, sharpened pencils with more energy 

than skill, and when all was ready gave a prance of satisfaction 

that set the pupil laughing. 

 

"Now the school is open, and I shall hear you read, so that I may 

know in which class to put you, Miss Moore," began Rose with 

great dignity, as she laid a book before her scholar, and sat down 

in the easy chair with a long rule in her hand. 


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