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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?

too many fingers in the pie. Now, I intend to try my way for a year, 

and if at the end of it she is not in better trim than now, I'll give up 

the case, and hand her over to someone else. That's fair, I think." 

 

"She will not be here a year hence, poor darling, so no one need 

dread future responsibility," said Aunt Myra, folding her black 

gloves as if all ready for the funeral. 

 

"By Jupiter! Myra, you are enough to damp the ardour of a saint!" 

cried Dr. Alec, with a sudden spark in his eyes. "Your croaking 

will worry that child out of her wits, for she is an imaginative puss, 

and will fret and fancy untold horrors. You have put it into her 

head that she has no constitution, and she rather likes the idea. If 

she had not had a pretty good one, she would have been 'marked 

for the tomb' by this time, at the rate you have been going on with 

her. I will not have any interference please understand that; so just 

wash your hands of her, and let me manage till I want help, then 

I'll ask for it." 

 

"Hear, hear!" came from the corner where Uncle Mac was 

apparently wrapt in slumber. 

 

"You were appointed guardian, so we can do nothing. But I predict 

that the girl will be spoilt, utterly spoilt," answered Mrs. Jane, 

grimly. 

 

"Thank you, sister. I have an idea that if a woman can bring up two 

boys as perfectly as you do yours, a man, if he devotes his whole 

mind to it, may at least attempt as much with one girl," replied Dr. 

Alec, with a humorous look that tickled the others immensely, for 

it was a well-known fact in the family that Jane's boys were more 


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