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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?

the brighter for the shower. A hasty good-night to Aunt Clara now 

under the hands of the hairdresser and then she crept down to find 

Mary the maid. But Mary was out, so was the man, and Rose 

slipped away by the back-door, flattering herself that she had 

escaped the awkwardness of having Charlie for escort. 

 

There she was mistaken, however, for the gate had hardly closed 

behind her when a well-known tramp was heard, and the Prince 

was beside her, saying in a tone of penitent politeness that 

banished Rose's wrath like magic 

 

"You needn't speak to me if you don't choose, but I must see you 

safely home, cousin." 

 

She turned at once, put out her hand, and answered heartily 

 

"I was the cross one. Please forgive me, and let's be friends again." 

 

Now that was better than a dozen sermons on the beauty of 

forgiveness, and did Charlie more good, for it showed him how 

sweet humility was, and proved that Rose practised as she 

preached. 

 

He shook the hand warmly, then drew it through his arm and said, 

as if anxious to recover the good opinion with the loss of which he 

had been threatened 

 

"Look here, Rosy, I've put the ring back, and I'm going to try again. 

But you don't know how hard it is to stand being laughed at." 

 

"Yes, I do! Ariadne plagues me every time I see her, because I 

don't wear ear-rings after all the trouble I had getting ready for 

them." 

 

"Ah, but her twaddle isn't half as bad as the chaffing I get. It takes 

a deal of pluck to hold out when you are told you are tied to an 

apron string, and all that sort of thing," sighed Charlie. 


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