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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do


So it was decided, and without saying much about the real reason 

for this visit, Rose was transplanted to Aunt Clara's, feeling that 

she had a work to do, and very eager to do it well. 


Dr. Alec was right about the bees, for the boys did follow their 

queen, and astonished Mrs. Clara by their sudden assiduity in 

making calls, dropping in to dinner, and getting up evening frolics. 

Charlie was a devoted host, and tried to show his gratitude by 

being very kind to his "little sister," for he guessed why she came, 

and his heart was touched by her artless endeavours to "help him 

be good." 


Rose often longed to be back in the old house with the simpler 

pleasures and more useful duties of the life there; but, having 

made up her mind, in spite of Phebe, that "girls were made to take 

care of boys," here motherly little soul found much to enjoy in the 

new task she had undertaken. 


It was a pretty sight to see the one earnest, sweet-faced girl among 

the flock of tall lads, trying to understand, to help and please them 

with a patient affection that worked many a small miracle 

unperceived. Slang, rough manners, and careless habits were 

banished or bettered by the presence of a little gentlewoman; and 

all the manly virtues cropping up were encouraged by the hearty 

admiration bestowed upon them by one whose good opinion all 

valued more than they confessed; while Rose tried to imitate the 

good qualities she praised in them, to put away her girlish vanities 

and fears, to be strong and just, and frank and brave, as well as 

modest, kind, and beautiful. 

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