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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?

 

This trial worked so well that when the month was over, Mac and 

Steve demanded a visit in their turn, and Rose went, feeling that 

she would like to hear grim Aunt Jane say, as Aunt Clara did at 

parting, "I wish I could keep you all my life, dear." 

 

After Mac and Steve had had their turn, Archie and Company bore 

her away for some weeks; and with them she was so happy, she 

felt as if she would like to stay for ever, if she could have Uncle 

Alec also. 

 

Of course, Aunt Myra could not be neglected, and, with secret 

despair, Rose went to the "Mausoleum," as the boys called her 

gloomy abode. Fortunately, she was very near home, and Dr. Alec 

dropped in so often that her visit was far less dismal than she 

expected. Between them, they actually made Aunt Myra laugh 

heartily more than once; and Rose did her so much good by letting 

in the sunshine, singing about the silent house, cooking wholesome 

messes, and amusing the old lady with funny little lectures on 

physiology, that she forgot to take her pills and gave up "Mum's 

Elixir," because she slept so well, after the long walks and drives 

she was beguiled into taking, that she needed no narcotic. 

 

So the winter flew rapidly away, and it was May before Rose was 

fairly settled again at home. They called her the "Monthly Rose," 

because she had spent a month with each of the aunts, and left 

such pleasant memories of bloom and fragrance behind her, that 

all wanted the family flower back again. 

 

Dr. Alec rejoiced greatly over his recovered treasure; but as the 

time drew near when his year of experiment ended, he had many a 


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