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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?

 

"Yes, sir; but I shouldn't like it. Do you really want me to go?" 

 

"The best cure for Charlie is a daily dose of Rose water, or Rose 

and water, or Rose and water; will you go and see that he takes it?" 

laughed Dr. Alec. 

 

"You mean that if I'm there and try to make it pleasant, he will stay 

at home and keep out of mischief?" 

 

"Exactly." 

 

"But could I make it pleasant? He would want the boys." 

 

"No danger but he'd have the boys, for they swarm after you like 

bees after their queen. Haven't you found that out?" 

 

"Aunt Plen often says they never used to be here half so much 

before I came, but I never thought I made the difference, it seemed 

so natural to have them round." 

 

"Little modesty doesn't know what a magnet she is; but she will 

find it out some day," and the Doctor softly stroked the cheek that 

had grown rosy with pleasure at the thought of being so much 

loved. "Now, you see, if I move the magnet to Aunt Clara's, the 

lads will go there as sure as iron to steel, and Charlie will be so 

happy at home he won't care for these mischievous mates of his I 

hope," added the Doctor, well knowing how hard it was to wean a 

seventeen-year-old boy from his first taste of what is called "seeing 

life," which, alas! often ends in seeing death. 

 

"I'll go, uncle, right away! Aunt Clara is always asking me, and 

will be glad to get me. I shall have to dress and dine late, and see 

lots of company, and be very fashionable, but I'll try not to let it 

hurt me; and if I get in a puzzle or worried about anything I can 

run to you," answered Rose, good-will conquering timidity. 


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