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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
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us," he answered, with his nose in the air. Then, taking a sudden 

plunge into business, he added, "How about that bit of money you 

were going to lend me? I've told, now you pay up." 

 

"Of course I will! How much do you want?" and Rose pulled out 

her purse. 

 

"Could you spare five dollars? I want to pay a little debt of honour 

that is rather pressing," and Steve put on a mannish air that was 

comical to see. 

 

"Aren't all debts honourable?" asked innocent Rose. 

 

"Yes, of course; but this is a bet I made, and it ought to be settled 

up at once," began Steve, finding it awkward to explain. 

 

"Oh, don't bet, it's not right, and I know your father wouldn't like it. 

Promise you won't do so again; please promise!" and Rose held 

fast the hand into which she had just put the money. 

 

"Well, I won't. It's worried me a good deal, but I was joked into it. 

Much obliged, cousin, I'm all right now," and Steve departed 

hastily. 

 

Having decided to be a peace-maker, Rose waited for an 

opportunity, and very soon it came. 

 

She was spending the day with Aunt Clara, who had been 

entertaining some young guests, and invited Rose to meet them, 

for she thought it high time her niece conquered her bashfulness 

and saw a little of society. Dinner was over, and everyone had 

gone. Aunt Clara was resting before going out to an evening party, 

and Rose was waiting for Charlie to come and take her home. 

 

She sat alone in the elegant drawing-room, feeling particularly 

nice and pretty, for she had her best frock on, a pair of gold bands 


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