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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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he added, more quietly, for his sudden outburst had rather startled 

Rose. 

 

"I had forgotten you were a doctor. I'm glad of it, for I do want to 

be well, only I hope you won't give me much medicine, for I've 

taken quarts already, and it does me no good." 

 

As she spoke, Rose pointed to a little table just inside the window, 

on which appeared a regiment of bottles. 

 

"Ah, ha! Now we'll see what mischief these blessed women have 

been at." And, making a long arm, Dr. Alec set the bottles on the 

wide railing before him, examined each carefully, smiled over 

some, frowned over others, and said, as he put down the last: "Now 

I'll show you the best way to take these messes." And, as quick as a 

flash, he sent one after another smashing down into the posy-beds 

below. 

 

"But Aunt Plenty won't like it; and Aunt Myra will be angry, for 

she sent most of them!" cried Rose, half frightened and half 

pleased at such energetic measures. 

 

"You are my patient now, and I'll take the responsibility. My way 

of giving physic is evidently the best, for you look better already," 

he said, laughing so infectiously that Rose followed suit, saying 

saucily 

 

"If I don't like your medicines any better than those, I shall throw 

them into the garden, and then what will you do?" 

 

"When I prescribe such rubbish, I'll give you leave to pitch it 

overboard as soon as you like. Now what is the next trouble?" 

 

"I hoped you would forget to ask." 

 

"But how can I help you if I don't know them? Come, let us have 

No. 3." 

 

"It is very wrong, I suppose, but I do sometimes wish I had not 


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