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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?

favour, for a funny little imp danced on the handle, as if all ready 

to take a header into the white sea below. 

 

"Don't you think she ought to have something more strengthening 

than milk, Alec? I really shall feel anxious if she does not have a 

tonic of some sort," said Aunt Plenty, eyeing the new remedies 

suspiciously, for she had more faith in her old-fashioned doses 

than all the magic cups and poppy pillows of the East. 

 

"Well, ma'am, I'm willing to give her a pill, if you think best. It is 

a very simple one, and very large quantities may be taken without 

harm. You know hasheesh is the extract of hemp? Well, this is a 

preparation of corn and rye, much used in old times, and I hope 

it will be again." 

 

"Dear me, how singular!" said Aunt Plenty, bringing her spectacles 

to bear upon the pills, with a face so full of respectful interest that 

it was almost too much for Dr. Alec's gravity. 

 

"Take one in the morning, and a good-night to you, my dear," he 

said, dismissing his patient with a hearty kiss. 

 

Then, as she vanished, he put both hands into his hair, exclaiming, 

with a comical mixture of anxiety and amusement 

 

"When I think what I have undertaken, I declare to you, aunt, I feel 

like running away and not coming back till Rose is eighteen!" 


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