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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?

a timid sort of earnestness that conquered her cousin at once 

 

"Play I was a little sister. I know I'm silly, but perhaps I'm better 

than nothing, and I'd dearly love to do it." 

 

"So should I! and we will, for you are not silly, my dear, but a very 

sensible girl, we all think, and I'm proud to have you for a sister. 

There, now!" and Charlie looked down at the curly head bobbing 

along beside him with real affection in his face. 

 

Rose gave a skip of pleasure, and laid one seal-skin mitten over the 

other on his arm, as she said happily 

 

"That's so nice of you! Now, you needn't be lonely any more, and 

I'll try to fill Archie's place till he comes back, for I know he will, 

as soon as you let him." 

 

"Well, I don't mind telling you that while he was my mate I never 

missed brothers and sisters, or wanted anyone else; but since he 

cast me off, I'll be hanged if I don't feel as forlorn as old Crusoe 

before Friday turned up." 

 

This burst of confidence confirmed Rose in her purpose of 

winning Charlie's Mentor back to him, but she said no more, 

contented to have done so well. They parted excellent friends, and 

Prince went home, wondering why "a fellow didn't mind saying 

things to a girl or woman which they would die before they'd own 

to another fellow." 

 

Rose also had some sage reflections upon the subject, and fell 

asleep thinking that there were a great many curious things in this 

world, and feeling that she was beginning to find out some of 

them. 

 

Next day she trudged up the hill to see Archie, and having told him 


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