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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?

looking up with a bright face. 

 

But Phebe's was brighter, though she added with a wistful look 

 

"Maybe I ought to have asked leave first; only when Miss Rose 

proposed this, I was so happy I forgot to. Shall I stop, ma'am?" 

 

"Of course not, child; I'm glad to see you fond of your book, and to 

find Rose helping you along. My blessed mother used to sit at 

work with her maids about her, teaching them many a useful thing 

in the good old fashion that's gone by now. Only don't neglect your 

work, dear, or let the books interfere with the duties." 

 

As Aunt Plenty spoke, with her kind old face beaming approvingly 

upon the girls, Phebe glanced at the clock, saw that it pointed to 

five, knew that Dolly would soon be down, expecting to find 

preparations for supper under way, and, hastily dropping her 

pencil, she jumped up, saying 

 

"Please, can I go? I'll clear up after I've done my chores." 

 

"School is dismissed," answered Rose, and with a grateful "Thank 

you, heaps and heaps!" Phebe ran away singing the multiplication 

table as she set the tea ditto. 

 

That was the way it began, and for a week the class of one went on 

with great pleasure and profit to all concerned; for the pupil 

proved a bright one, and came to her lessons as to a feast, while 

the young teacher did her best to be worthy the high opinion held 

of her, for Phebe firmly believed that Miss Rose knew everything 

in the way of learning. 

 

Of course the lads found out what was going on, and chaffed the 

girls about the "Seminary," as they called the new enterprise; but 

they thought it a good thing on the whole, kindly offered to give 


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