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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do

as much as she thought best about her talk with Charlie, begged 

him to forget and forgive. 


"I've been thinking that perhaps I ought to, though I am in the 

right. I'm no end fond of Charlie, and he's the best-hearted lad 

alive; but he can't say No, and that will play the mischief with him, 

if he does not take care," said Archie in his grave, kind way. 


"While father was home, I was very busy with him, so Prince got 

into a set I don't like. They try to be fast, and think it's manly, and 

they flatter him, and lead him on to do all sorts of things play for 

money, and bet, and loaf about. I hate to have him do so, and tried 

to stop it, but went to work the wrong way, so we got into a mess." 


"He is all ready to make up if you don't say much, for he owned to 

me he was wrong; but I don't think he will own it to you, in 

words," began Rose. 


"I don't care for that; if he'll just drop those row-dies and come 

back, I'll hold my tongue and not preach. I wonder if he owes those 

fellows money, and so doesn't like to break off till he can pay it. I 

hope not, but don't dare to ask; though, perhaps, Steve knows, he's 

always after Prince, more's the pity," and Archie looked anxious. 


"I think Steve does know, for he talked about debts of honour the 

day I gave him--" There Rose stopped short and turned scarlet. 


But Archie ordered her to "fess," and had the whole story in five 

minutes, for none dared disobey the Chief. He completed her 

affliction by putting a five-dollar bill into her pocket by main 

force, looking both indignant and resolute as he said 

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