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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?

 

"If Prince likes any billiard-playing boy better than Archie, I don't 

think much of his sense," she said severely. 

 

"Of course he doesn't; but, you see, Charlie and Arch are both as 

proud as they can be, and won't give in. I suppose Arch is right, but 

I don't blame Charlie a bit for liking to be with the others 

sometimes, they are such a jolly set," and Steve shook his head 

morally, even while his eye twinkled over the memory of some of 

the exploits of the "jolly set." 

 

"Oh, dear me!" sighed Rose, "I don't see what I can do about it, but 

I wish the boys would make up, for Prince can't come to any harm 

with Archie, he's so good and sensible." 

 

"That's the trouble; Arch preaches, and Prince won't stand it. He 

told Arch he was a prig and a parson, and Arch told him he wasn't 

a gentleman. My boots! weren't they both mad, though! I thought 

for a minute they'd pitch into one another and have it out. Wish 

they had, and not gone stalking round stiff and glum ever since. 

Mac and I settle our rows with a bat or so over the head, and then 

we are all right." 

 

Rose couldn't help laughing as Steve sparred away at a fat 

sofa-pillow, to illustrate his meaning; and, having given it several 

scientific whacks, he pulled down his cuffs and smiled upon her 

with benign pity for her feminine ignorance of this summary way 

of settling a quarrel. 

 

"What droll things boys are!" she said, with a mixture of 

admiration and perplexity in her face, which Steve accepted as a 

compliment to his sex. 

 

"We're a pretty clever invention, miss, and you can't get on without 


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