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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?

 

"Never do so again; but send Steve to me, if he is afraid to go to 

his father. Charlie had nothing to do with that; he wouldn't borrow 

a penny of a girl, don't think it. But that's the harm he does Steve, 

who adores him, and tries to be like him in all things. Don't say a 

word; I'll make it all right, and no one shall blame you." 

 

"Oh me! I always make trouble by trying to help, and then letting 

out the wrong thing," sighed Rose, much depressed by her slip of 

the tongue. 

 

Archie comforted her with the novel remark that it was always best 

to tell the truth, and made her quite cheerful by promising to heal 

the breach with Charlie as soon as possible. 

 

He kept his word so well that the very next afternoon, as Rose 

looked out of the window, she beheld the joyful spectacle of 

Archie and Prince coming up the avenue, arm-in-arm, as of old, 

talking away as if to make up for the unhappy silence of the past 

weeks. 

 

Rose dropped her work, hurried to the door, and, opening it wide, 

stood there smiling down upon them so happily, that the faces of 

the lads brightened as they ran up the steps eager to show that all 

was well with them. 

 

"Here's our little peace-maker!" said Archie, shaking hands with 

vigour. 

 

But Charlie added, with a look that made Rose very proud and 

happy, "And my little sister." 


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