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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?

quickly towards the last sister, and said, with a decided nod of 

approval 

 

"You've got it, Jessie; and, with you to help me, I hope to make the 

child feel that she is not quite fatherless and motherless." 

 

"I'll do my best, Alec; and I think you will need me, for, wise as 

you are, you cannot understand a tender, timid little creature like 

Rose as a woman can," said Mrs. Jessie, smiling back at him with 

a heart full of motherly goodwill. 

 

"I cannot help feeling that I, who have had a daughter of my own, 

can best bring up a girl; and I am very much surprised that George 

did not entrust her to me," observed Aunt Myra, with an air of 

melancholy importance, for she was the only one who had given a 

daughter to the family, and she felt that she had distinguished 

herself, though ill-natured people said that she had dosed her 

darling to death. 

 

"I never blamed him in the least, when I remember the perilous 

experiments you tried with poor Carrie," began Mrs. Jane, in her 

hard voice. 

 

"Jane Campbell, I will not hear a word! My sainted Caroline is a 

sacred object," cried Aunt Myra, rising as if to leave the room. 

 

Dr. Alec detained her, feeling that he must define his position at 

once, and maintain it manfully if he hoped to have any success in 

his new undertaking. 

 

"Now, my dear souls, don't let us quarrel and make Rose a bone of 

contention though, upon my word, she is almost a bone, poor little 

lass! You have had her among you for a year, and done what you 

liked. I cannot say that your success is great, but that is owing to 


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