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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?

it. Do you drink all this strong coffee every morning, Rose?" 

 

"Yes, sir, and I like it. Auntie says it 'tones' me up, and I always 

feel better after it." 

 

"This accounts for the sleepless nights, the flutter your heart gets 

into at the least start, and this is why that cheek of yours is pale 

yellow instead of rosy red. No more coffee for you, my dear, and 

by and by you'll see that I am right. Any new milk downstairs, 

Phebe?" 

 

"Yes, sir, plenty right in from the barn." 

 

"That's the drink for my patient. Go bring me a pitcherful, and 

another cup; I want a draught myself. This won't hurt the 

honeysuckles, for they have no nerves to speak of." And, to Rose's 

great discomfort, the coffee went after the medicine. 

 

Dr. Alec saw the injured look she put on, but took no notice, and 

presently banished it by saying pleasantly 

 

"I've got a capital little cup among my traps, and I'll give it to you 

to drink your milk in, as it is made of wood that is supposed to 

improve whatever is put into it something like a quassia cup. That 

reminds me; one of the boxes Phebe wanted to lug upstairs last 

night is for you. Knowing that I was coming home to find a 

ready-made daughter, I picked up all sorts of odd and pretty trifles 

along the way, hoping she would be able to find something she 

liked among them all. Early to-morrow we'll have a grand 

rummage. Here's our milk! I propose the health of Miss Rose 

Campbell and drink it with all my heart." 

 

It was impossible for Rose to pout with the prospect of a delightful 


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