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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?

possible, and confess the joke when my experiment has 

succeeded," he said to himself, looking very much like a 

mischievous boy, as he went on with his innocent prescriptions. 

 

Rose was playing softly on the small organ that stood in the upper 

hall, so that Aunt Peace could enjoy it; and all the while he talked 

with the old ladies, Uncle Alec was listening to the fitful music of 

the child, and thinking of another Rose who used to play for him. 

 

As the clock struck eight, he called out 

 

"Time for my girl to be abed, else she won't be up early, and I'm 

full of jolly plans for to-morrow. Come and see what I've found for 

you to begin upon." 

 

Rose ran in and listened with bright attentive face, while Dr. Alec 

said impressively 

 

"In my wanderings over the face of the earth, I have picked up 

some excellent remedies, and, as they are rather agreeable ones, I 

think you and I will try them. This is a herb-pillow, given to me by 

a wise old woman when I was ill in India. It is filled with saffron, 

poppies, and other soothing plants; so lay your little head on it 

to-night, sleep sweetly without a dream, and wake to-morrow 

without a pain." 

 

"Shall I really? How nice it smells." And Rose willingly received 

the pretty pillow, and stood enjoying its faint, sweet odour, as she 

listened to the doctor's next remedy. 

 

"This is the cup I told you of. Its virtue depends, they say, on the 

drinker filling it himself; so you must learn to milk. I'll teach you." 

 

"I'm afraid I never can," said Rose; but she surveyed the cup with 


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